Andrew Garfield talks lying to fans about No Way Home appearance in a recent interview with The Wrap. Of course Garfield would have been under an NDA to not talk about his surprise (ahem) appearance in the movie alongside fellow former Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire. The problem was, the information was leaked by about every reliable Marvel leaker. Then we had actual images leaked showing Garfield on the Statue of Liberty set.
Inevitably whilst promoting other work, this meant Garfield kept being asked about whether he was in No Way Home? Contrary to what some believe though, Garfield basically had to lie, or he’d have got into trouble. Remember how Feige reacted to Molina spilling the beans? However Garfield made a game out of it he says and in some ways found it fun.
Garfield Interview Via The Wrap
“It was stressful, I’m not gonna lie,” he told TheWrap this week during an interview about another of his films, “tick, tick…BOOM!” for an upcoming awards magazine. “It was rather stressful but also weirdly enjoyable.”
Garfield compared the experience to playing the party game in which some people in a group are assigned to be werewolves but must hide that identity from their friends. “It was like this massive game of Werewolf that I was playing with journalists and with people guessing, and it was very fun,” he said.
“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?”
The answer to those questions, he said, was clear. “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.”
Some fans seem to think bad of him for lying. I assume those fans would also not have got the gig then because they’d have refused to sign the NDA? I’d lie about my appearance in a movie if I was asked to, why not? However this time was a bit weird considering all the rumors. Not to mention leaked images and more that revealed this secret way ahead of time.
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