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Andrew Garfield Got Emotional After Spider-Man: No Way Home's Premiere

If you are one of the millions of fans who found themselves overwhelmed with emotion at "Spider-Man: No Way Home," you probably already know that you're not alone. But you might not have known that you just might have been joined in tears by one of the stars of the film itself: Andrew Garfield.

Garfield's Spider-Man fandom has been a matter of record since he was cast as the superhero in 2012's reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man," an incarnation of the character which is now well on its way to redemption thanks to his well-received return in "No Way Home." And as it happens, Garfield was a big enough Spidey fan to actually catch the film in a regular movie theater with an audience, an experience he spoke about in a recent interview. It's clear from his words that Garfield feels a genuine connection with the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, which almost certainly lent some authenticity to his performance in "No Way Home," as well as some extra emotional juice to his reaction as an audience member.

Garfield says he and Tobey Maguire both caught a No Way Home showing incognito

In a new Entertainment Tonight interview, Andrew Garfield spoke about his connection to the Spider-Man character, describing himself as "first and foremost ... a fan" of the Spider-Man franchise, and hence an enthusiastic participant in it. And according to Garfield himself, his opportunity to be a Spider-Man among fellow Spider-Men (including Tobey Maguire, whom Garfield describes as "my actual Spider-Man hero") is almost too much to believe:

"I still can't believe it happened...I snuck into a theater on opening night and just watched with my baseball cap on and my mask. In fact, I was also with Tobey, me and Tobey snuck into a theater together and no one knew we were there. It was just a really beautiful thing to share together."

Garfield's feelings about the role of Spider-Man are evident when you see the video of the interview, so one can only imagine what it was like for him to see himself as Peter Parker on the big screen. As for whether or not he'll return to play Spider-Man again, Garfield says he's "very, very open" to the idea, provided the project itself was "very, very special."