Emma Stone Was Not Happy With Andrew Garfield For Lying About New Movie

But it's OK, I repeat, it's OK, all has been resolved *phew*.


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Getting along with an ex isn’t always easy, but Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are the rare pair that can actually make it work. The pair began dating in 2012 while filming The Amazing Spider-Man when their on-screen romance as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey turned into an off-screen relationship.

They called it quits in 2015 but actually managed to keep things friendly and stayed pals. While their friendship is solid (and absolutely adorable), they did get into a hilarious spat recently over Spider-Man: No Way Home. Which he opened up about on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast.

*Spoilers ahead*

So in 2021, ahead of No Way Home’s release, rumours began to swirl that some of the former Spider-Men, like Andrew or Tobey Maguire, would make an appearance. Emma’s spidey senses kicked in, so she reached out to Andrew and flat out asked if he was in the film.

Obviously, he was. Both Andrew and Tobey joined Tom Holland’s Spider-Man to save the day in one of the most iconic Spider-Man scenes. But he couldn’t exactly tell Emma that.

“Emma kept on texting me. She was like, ‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film? And I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.'”

“She was like, ‘Shut up. Just tell me.’ I’m like, ‘I honestly don’t know’ — I kept it going, even with her, and then she saw it. She was like, ‘You’re a jerk.’ ” he said with a laugh.


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But Emma wasn’t the only person who Andrew had to keep his appearance a secret from. He had to hide it from basically the whole world. Opening up about the experience to The Wrap, Andrew confessed it was weird.

“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.

“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?”

“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.”

Considering No Way Home was the highest-grossing film of 2021, and he and Tobey’s appearance thrilled fans, we’d say he succeeded.


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Andrew loved getting to step into the Spidey suit once again, especially as the third film in his Spider-Man trilogy was axed. Which meant there was an open ending for Andrew’s Peter Parker that he could explore in No Way Home.

In an interview with Variety, he explained:

“My Spider-Man got to save his younger brother’s romantic relationship, potentially. And to heal the most traumatic moment of his own life through doing it for his younger brother.”

Making sure that he didn’t have the same fate, there’s something cosmically beautiful about that. It meant getting a second chance at saving Gwen. “You know, the spirit that Zendaya brings to MJ is so heartfelt and pure and loving, and Emma brought that similar unique spirit to Gwen.”

Our hearts can’t take the sweetness.

Words by Slaine McKenna