I don’t think that a spoiler warning is necessary at this point. Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire appearing as ‘Spider-Men’ in Spider-Man: No Way Home will go down in the history books as one of the most exciting things for a fan, myself included.
Well Played Andrew
Whether Andrew Garfield receives an award for his fabulous acting in the movie or not, he deserves an Oscar for the actions he did for the past few years when people asked: “Will you be in the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie?”
The straight innocent face with which he said “No, I am not in the movie” surely takes years of practice. And one thing Tom Holland can learn from Andrew Garfield is the ability to keep mum. We are all pretty familiar with Tom Holland’s inability to keep spoilers to himself after the events of Avengers: Infinity Wars and Avengers: End Game, and the moniker of Spoiler King certainly belongs to him. And maybe Mark Ruffalo.
But Andrew certainly knows how to keep things secret despite being pressured so much by the media and fans. He kept his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home a secret for more than 2 years.
Andrew on The Ellen Degeneres Show
Despite Andrew keeping the secret about his cameo from the whole world, there were still very few acquaintances who knew about this endeavor of his.
Andrew will be showing up in The Ellen Degeneres Show’s coming episode. Some clips for the upcoming episode surfaced on the internet where he talks about hiding his cameo from everyone for two years. He told Ellen: “I lied to people for a good two years and I lied to the internet for two years and it felt great.”
Andrew is then asked by Ellen about who else knew about his cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home other than his agent. To this Andrew replies: “My dad, my brother, and my mother at the time. Just kind of us.” Andrew’s mother Lynn Garfield died of pancreatic cancer back in 2019 before the production of Spider-Man: No Way Home started.
Knowing that Andrew’s mom got to find out that he would get to play Spider-Man again and erase some of that old heartbreak has me in tears.
— JMF (@MWhiteShelley) January 24, 2022
He then continues talking about keeping the secret from everyone where he says: “It was fun to keep it secret. Cos you know when you’re planning a surprise birthday party for someone and they’re like ‘I hate surprises. Tell me if the party is happening…, I felt like I was part of organizing a surprise birthday party for a bunch of people who I knew would appreciate it.”
Andrew kept his cameo a secret from almost everyone including his co-star from Amazing Spider-Man movies, Emma Stone who kept asking him about it. Well done indeed Andrew.