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Andrew Garfield channeled his inner Spider-Man and lied to Emma Stone to keep his secret identity safe as a star in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Garfield dodged questions in several interviews leading up to his Spider-Man team-up with Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire. However, it came out that Andrew Garfield even lied to Emma Stone, who played Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man movies, about his role in the Spider-Man: No Way Home cast.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend the 17th annual AFI Awards
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI

Emma Stone ‘kept texting’ Andrew Garfield if he was in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Leading up to Spider-Man: No Way Home, everyone wanted to know if Garfield and Maguire would join Holland after Marvel leaked the return of classic villains like Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and Jamie Foxx’s Electro.

Even Emma Stone wanted to know and “kept texting” Andrew Garfield if he joined the Spider-Man: No Way Home cast. The two met and even dated after working together as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man movies.

“Emma kept texting me like ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film?’ and I was like ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about,’” Garfield told Happy Sad Confused Podcast. “She was like, ‘Shut up, just tell me.’”

However, just like how he denied his inclusion to Jimmy Fallon, Garfield remained tight-lipped.

“I’m like ‘Honestly, I don’t know,’” Garfield said he told Stone. “I kept it going, even with her. It was hilarious.”

Emma Stone jokingly called Andrew Garfield ‘a jerk’ after she saw ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

Spider-Man: No Way Home shook up everything from the Marvel Multiverse. It even causes fans to ask what movie could be considered the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. And in Garfield and Stone’s case, it even shook up actors.

However, Garfield could only keep the Spider-Man secret for so long. Emma Stone eventually went to see the latest Marvel movie where Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and Holland’s Spider-Man broke the Multiverse.

The interviewer asked Garfield if he ever admitted his role to Emma before the movie release, and Garfield shook his head.

“No, and then she saw it,” he said. “She was like, ‘You’re a jerk!’”

Who knows what she’ll call him if it turns out Andrew Garfield denies starring in Morbius only to appear.

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Gwen Stacy did not make it into ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

It makes sense that Emma Stone would pry Andrew Garfield for information about Spider-Man: No Way Home. Some fans even heard rumors that Kirsten Dunst from the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy and Stone could appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

However, Marvel president Kevin Feige said that they did not want to lose the focus on Peter Parker.


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“When people see the movie, they will understand,” Feige said to The New York Times. “It’s about the story. It was a big goal for all of us – Amy [Pascal] and Jon [Watts] and our writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers — that Peter Parker’s senior year in high school didn’t get lost amid the insanity that ensues thanks to his encounter with Doctor Strange.”

However, they still managed to cram in plenty of cameos that they kept hidden, like a certain’ really good lawyer.’

Andrew Garfield committed so hard to hide his role as a returning Spider-Man that he even lied to Emma Stone. Stone took it in stride, though, and fans can only hope to see the two in an Amazing Spider-Man 3 someday.