Andrew Garfield says he found lying about his role in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ to be “oddly enjoyable”.
The 38-year-old actor reprized the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the recent superhero blockbuster and admits he agreed to keep his appearance a secret, repeatedly stating he would not be involved in the project despite persistent rumours.
Speaking to The Wrap, Andrew said: “It was stressful, I’m not going to lie. It was kind of stressful but also oddly enjoyable.”
Andrew compared the experience to the board game Werewolf, where players must kill their friends without their identities being revealed.
He said: “It was like this massive game of werewolf that I was playing with reporters and with people guessing, and it was a lot of fun.
“There were times when I was like, ‘God, I hate lying.’ I don’t like to lie and I’m not a good liar, but I kept presenting it as a game. And I kept imagining myself purely as a fan of this character, which isn’t hard to do.
The ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ star continued, “I put myself in this position of, well, what would I want to know?…Would I like to be lied to?…Is it that I would like to discover it when I entered theatre?