Andrew Garfield seems to agree with Natalie Portman’s character in “Closer” when she says, “Lying is the most fun a girl can have without undressing,” according to a new interview with The Wrap.
Garfield, who has received the best career reviews for his performance in “Tick Tick Boom”, spends most of his time these days talking about his alternate 2021 release. No, not “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, in which he played Jm Bakker. But his top-secret appearance in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, in which he and Tobey Maguire reprized their roles as Peter Parker alongside current Spidey Tom Holland. And while he’s now able to speak freely about his performance in the blockbuster, he’s had to do some sophisticated verbal footwork on his previous press tours. Turns out he liked it.
“There were times when I thought to myself, ‘God, I hate to lie’. I don’t like to lie and I’m not a good liar, but I continued to present it as a game, ”he said. “And I continued to imagine myself purely as a fan of this character, which is not difficult to do.”
Garfield wondered what he would want, as a fan, and quickly came to a conclusion: he would want lies. “I wish the actor would do an incredibly good job convincing me that he wasn’t there,” he said. “And then I would like to lose my mind in the theater when my instincts are right. That’s what I would like. “
Calling his months-long lie “exciting,” Garfield points out that the stress of lying to reporters and fans for months was worth it. “I was happy to do it, but it was a lot of work on everyone’s part,” he said. “It obviously gave people a big thrill in the theater, and what more could you want from a theatrical experience than a thrill?” “
Fans might have had an even more exciting experience if they had spent more time looking around the theater than on screen on opening weekend, when Garfield and Maguire went to the film’s public screenings .
“I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap and mask on,” Garfield said. “I was actually with Tobey too, Tobey and I snuck into a theater together and no one knew we were there. It was just a very beautiful thing to share together.