No Way Home: Andrew Garfield Had Fun Lying About Role

Spider-Man: No Way Home featured not one, but three Spider-Men, with Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their respective versions of Peter Parker to star opposite the Marvel Cinematic Universe's take on the character, played by Tom Holland. While Sony and Marvel Studios struggled to keep Maguire and Garfield's involvement a secret, it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying.

Despite numerous rumors, reports and leaks suggesting otherwise, Garfield -- who starred in Sony's Amazing Spider-Man film duology -- repeatedly claimed that he was not involved in Marvel Studios' No Way Home. Now that the cat's (officially) out of the bag, Garfield admits that he had fun lying about his role in the MCU film, even if the experience could be a bit stressful at times.

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"It was stressful, I'm not gonna lie," Garfield said in an interview with TheWrap. "It was rather stressful but also weirdly enjoyable." He elaborated, "It was like this massive game of Werewolf [a party game where players are designated as werewolves and must hide that fact from their friends] that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun." The actor confessed there were "moments where I was like, 'God, I hate lying.' I don't like to lie and I'm not a good liar, but I kept framing it as a game. And I kept imagining myself purely as a fan of that character, which is not hard to do."

He continued, "I placed myself in that position of, 'Well, what would I want to know? Would I want to be toyed with? Would I want to be lied to? Would I want to be kept on my toes guessing? Would I want to discover it when I went to the theater? Would I want to be guessing, guessing, guessing?'" Ultimately, Garfield decided, "I would want the actor to do an incredibly good job at convincing me he wasn't in it. And then I would want to lose my mind in the theater when my instinct was proven right. That's what I would want."

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Of course, Garfield wasn't the only actor from the Amazing Spider-Man films to return for No Way Home. The 2021 MCU Spider-Man threequel also featured the return of Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro and Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/Lizard. However, as opposed to Garfield's version of Spidey, Electro and the Lizard's returns were advertised ahead of time.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is playing in theaters now.

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Source: TheWrap

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