Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds stole the limelight at this year's Golden Globes when the pair decided to share a cheeky kiss as fellow Hollywood star Ryan Gosling picked up his award for Best Actor In A Musical Or Comedy. Speaking about the funny moment, which was watched by millions, British actor Andrew told chat show host Graham Norton: "It was a ridiculous thing. I said to Ryan Reynolds, 'If you win, kiss me instead of your wife.' And he said, 'Yeah, that's great.'"
Ryan, who was joined by his wife Blake Lively, was nominated in the same category for his work in Deadpool. "I said to Ryan, 'We can still just do it' and he was game," Andrew explained when the other Ryan's name was called out. "And I loved that we were so deep in the background so you kind of have to look and see if it was actually real."
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds shared a cheeky kiss at the Golden Globes
When Graham asked if there would be another smooch at the Oscars, the Hacksaw Ridge star joked: "No! It was a ridiculous thing!" Andrew faces stiff competition as he competes in the Best Actor category against Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington for his turn in Fences.
Meanwhile, the Spiderman star, 33, went on to talk about working with Mel Gibson in his latest project. He revealed working with Mel, who directed Hacksaw Ridge, was something he had to "consider" before signing up for the Oscar-nominated role. "Obviously you hear things and you read things about a dark patch in his life but for me it was about meeting him," explained Andrew. "All I knew was that I loved him as an actor and as a filmmaker but I wanted to know the man."
Andrew Garfield spoke about the funny moment - "It was a ridiculous thing"
"I met him and very quickly I felt very comfortable and happy to work with him," he added when touching upon Mel's anti-Semitic rant. "We talked about that period of time in his life and it's very evident he has done a lot of healing and come through the dark into the light. He is a wonderful man and I adore him."