The directors of Spider-Man: No Way Home did their hardest to keep two of the film’s biggest surprises a secret: they had persuaded Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, two former live-action big screen Peter Parkers, to join Tom Holland for some multiverse action. Garfield has already stated that he kept his position a secret from his co-star Emma Stone, a real-life former paramour, as well as his Amazing Spider-Man co-star. However, it turns out that he didn’t tell anyone.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he was asked about his award-winning performance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick… Boom! Tick, Tick… Boom! to what has already become one of the most successful films of all time. On top of that, he went above and beyond to keep his DL status intact.
With a giggle, he told DeGeneres, “I lied to people for a good two years, and I lied to the internet for a good two years, and it felt fantastic.” He says he only informed three people about it. “Just being kind to one other… my father, brother, and mother.” “Keeping it a secret was a lot of fun,” he remarked. “It was like though I was putting together a surprise birthday party for a group of people I knew would enjoy it.”
The actor has already commented about how much fun it was to keep the part a secret and not tell Stone about it. On an episode of Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy, Sad, Confused, Garfield revealed, “Emma kept texting me.” “‘Are you in this new Spider-Man film?’ she inquired. “You’re a jerk,” she remarked when she saw it, and I was like, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”