‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: A DoorDash Driver Almost Blew Andrew Garfield’s Cover While He Was Filming in Atlanta

Andrew Garfield went to great lengths to conceal his surprise appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home. However, one night while the actor was in Atlanta to film the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, a DoorDash driver put a wrench in his plans. Now that most of the world has seen Spider-Man: No Way Home, Garfield is telling the hilarious story behind the interaction.

'Spider-Man: No Way Home' star Andrew Garfield wears a black tux with a black bow tie.
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Andrew Garfield repeatedly denied his involvement in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Rumors ran rampant on the internet regarding Spider-Man: No Way Home featuring the return of both Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. However, everyone involved constantly denied these allegations, including Garfield.

While the actor would be doing press for his other projects, interviewers would ask him if he was in the new Spider-Man movie. And, like clockwork, he would deny and deny. It wasn’t until the MCU film premiered in theaters that Garfield came clean about his involvement in the movie.

Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Doctor Strange accidentally tore open the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home. As a result, people from other universes, including villains from previous Spider-Man films, started crossing over into the MCU. And later in the movie, Garfield and Maguire, in character as their respective Peter Parkers, show up to help Holland’s character save the day.

A DoorDash driver recognized the actor while filming in Atlanta

In Jan. 2021, a DoorDash driver tweeted that he delivered food to Andrew Garfield in Atlanta, where Spider-Man: No Way Home was filming. And a year later, Garfield told his version of the story on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

“This is my first night in Atlanta,” he explained. “And [I’m] at the house that they’re putting me up in, and I ordered takeout. It’s literally my first night there, and it’s great. I get to wear a mask everywhere. I get to wear a hat. No one’s ever going to know I’m here, and I’m going to really be low-key and whatnot.”

Garfield continued, “So the [delivery] guy comes to the door … and I’ve got my mask on, my hat, and I’m like, ‘Thanks, bro.’ And he’s like, ‘I need to see your ID.’ And by the way, he’s kind of like really close to the door, and at this point, I’ve got to go to set tomorrow. I don’t want to risk shutting down a Marvel set in the middle of a pandemic.”

“So I’m like, ‘Sure, one second. Would you mind stepping a few feet back because of COVID and everything,’ and he does. I’m like, ‘Sorry, man, why do you need my ID?’ ‘So I can check that it’s you.’ First of all, on my DoorDash account, it’s not my name. And he’s like, ‘Yeah, cause you got alcohol.’ And I’m like, ‘No, I didn’t get alcohol. I didn’t get any alcohol, man. I got some tacos.'”

Garfield eventually got his friend to show the driver his ID, but it was too late, and the driver tweeted that he delivered food to the Spider-Man actor. Garfield said, “Wherever you are, sir, I knew what you were up to. You were sneaky, and you gave me a good challenge that night.”

Would Andrew Garfield play Spider-Man again?

During an interview with Variety, Andrew Garfield contemplated returning to Peter Parker following Spider-Man: No Way Home.

“I mean, yes, definitely open to something if it felt right,” the actor shared. “Peter and Spider-Man, those characters are all about service, to the greater good and the many. He’s a working-class boy from Queens that knows struggle and loss and is deeply empathetic. I would try to borrow Peter Parker’s ethical framework in that, if there was an opportunity to step back in and tell more of that story, I would have to feel very sure and certain in myself.”

Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Andrew Garfield, is now playing in theaters.

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