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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Revealed How He Knew Andrew Garfield Was Lying About His "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Appearance

    "I walked away thinking, Oh, he’s in the new 'Spider-Man.'”

    Everyone knows Andrew Garfield pulled off his big surprise moment in Spider-Man: No Way Home — but he also recently starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical adaptation (and directorial debut!) Tick, Tick...Boom!.

    Garfield answers a phone in a diner

    And even though Garfield was successfully bluffing his way through hiding his big news to the rest of the world, LMM had a feeling he wasn't being honest.

    Miranda sits next to Garfield in directors' chairs

    In an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Miranda said that he first had his suspicions after flat-out asking Garfield on the set of Tick, Tick...Boom!.

    “I walked away thinking, ‘Oh, he’s in the new Spider-Man.'” -@Lin_Manuel wasn't convinced when Andrew Garfield tried to play off being in #SpiderManNoWayHome. #FallonTonight

    @FallonTonight / Via Twitter: @FallonTonight

    "The day it leaked he might be involved, he was on my set," Miranda recalled. "We were still filming."

    Garfield points at Miranda

    “And between shots, I kind of quietly went over to him and was like, ‘Andrew, are you…in the new Spider-Man?’ His exact reaction was, ‘What?! Shut up! Shut up! Hahaha! Shut up!’”

    Garfield puts his arm around Miranda

    “And I walked away thinking, Oh, he’s in the new 'Spider-Man.'”

    Miranda looks at Garfield at a press event

    And now we all know the truth — and since LMM guessed right early, he also got to watch Garfield get better at lying about the whole thing. "[W]hen I saw him on your show, he was a total pro at denying it,” he told Fallon. “But…he had to get there.”

    Miranda smiles for a photo

    Watch the interview clip here.