Tobey Maguire played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy. The trilogy also starred starred Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin and was released between 2002 and 2007.
Andrew Garfield revealed he used to recite Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man lines while stoned during his theatre school days. Garfield discussed about Maguire during an appearance on the latest episode of The Graham Norton Show, released recently.
He’s my Spider-Man. I would practice his lines in the mirror when I was in drama school. I was very high at the time.
Garfield said that his friend, who he identified as Terry McGinnis, would crack up at the impressions. His pal once looked at Garfield and commented, ‘Yeah, you’ll never play Spider-Man, Andy.’
Garfield took over the role a few years later, starring as the Marvel web-slinger in two “Amazing Spider-Man” films directed by Marc Webb and costarring Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, which were released in 2012 and 2014. In Tom Holland’s third standalone “Spider-Man” film, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” released in theatres in December, both Garfield and Maguire reprised their roles.
Maguire’s signing in the film, according to Garfield, was a factor in his own return. While shooting on the film, the three actors became friends and formed a WhatsApp group discussion. Maguire and Garfield also attended a “No Way Home” screening together and went unnoticed by the audience.
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