Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are superhero sweethearts on and off screen.
After intertwining webs while shooting The Amazing Spider-Man, they started dating in the summer of 2011.

With the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, in theaters May 2, audiences are in for a treat as they watch the couple reignite their on-screen love as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.

Here’s what you need to know about the pair and their crazy chemistry.

1. Andrew ‘Woke Up’ When She Came in to Audition

Emma was the last person to screen test for The Amazing Spider-Man, and by that time, Andrew was getting a bit restless. That all changed when Emma entered the room.

The couple did an adorable joint interview with Teen Vogue, and Andrew explained what he felt when he first met Emma.

He said, “It was like I woke up when she came in.”

With this simile, he described what it was like to work with the girl who would eventually become his off-screen girlfriend:

it was like diving into whitewater rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. Throughout shooting, it was wild and exciting. I couldn’t help but try to stay with her, keep pace with her and not let her get away.

Those feelings were reciprocated by Emma, and she said, “And then I tested with him, and that sealed the deal. Because meeting Andrew, and working with Andrew . . . it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had.”

2. Emma Confessed Her Love for Him on National TV

As we know, Hollywood couples usually like to keep their relationships under the radar. Therefore, it came as a shock when Emma used the word “love” when referring to Andrew during an interview.

In the clip above, she told Good Morning America:

It’s like a dream to work with him. He’s obviously one of the greatest actors I think we have alive today, and he’s also just a remarkable human being, so I love him very much.

She also sang Andrew’s praises in an interview with Vogue, saying, “I think I’ve learned a lot by being around him. And, you know, he is an incredibly important person to me.”


3. Andrew Says He’ll Write a Book About Her Someday

When asked what it was like to work with Emma, Andrew revealed that he will eventually pen a book in her honor. Whether it is true or not, has yet to be seen.

In the above interview with Good Morning America, he said, “I will write a book one day about how I feel about every aspect.”

He continued to gush:

She’s a full genius, or she has found her genius and she’s doing it so beautifully. I think everyone who works with her, everyone who brushes shoulders with her or even makes eye contact with her gets a shot of sunshine.

4. Their Favorite Characters are Each Other

Dace Karger, a correspondent at Fandango, asked the pair questions to see how well they really know one other.

The interviewer first asked Emma who she thought was Andrew’s favorite character in the Spider-Man franchise.

“Did he say Gwen Stacy?” she asked.

When she got that answer right, Andrew said, “Good job.” What an encouraging boyfriend!

Then Karger turned the tables and asked Andrew who he thought was Emma’s favorite Spidey character.

Andrew turned to her and said, “I think you probably said Spider-Man, right? Or Peter Parker..”

Emma excitedly held up the “Peter Parker” card.

5. Andrew Said His ‘Personal Life is Not Public Property’

Although there are times when the two publicly gush about each other, there are also moments when they want their privacy.

In fact, when they first started dating, they waited to announce it. This was partly due to the fact that they’d both just come out of long-term relationships.

Emma broke up with Kieran Culkin in April of 2011.

Andrew split with Shannon Woodward in May of 2011.

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Stone and Kieran Culkin (Getty)

At The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s London premiere, shown in the video above, Andrew was asked what animal he’d want to be. After he answered “a bird,” the interviewer replied, “Your girlfriend gave the same answer.”

This set off some anger in the actor and he said rather shortly:

Who’s my girlfriend? You’re making an assumption about my personal life, and my personal life is not public property.