Andrew Garfield doesn't just play Spider-Man onscreen, he's a bit of a superhero in real life, as well. The actor, 30, and his girlfriend Emma Stone both channeled their star power for good this week, redirecting attention away from themselves and toward worthy causes.
The actors were out and about in New York City on Tuesday, June 17, when photographers caught up with them. Rather than pose for pictures together and gain some additional publicity for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or other projects, the couple held signs in front of their faces.
"Good morning!" the sign covering Stone's face read. "We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let's try this again. We don't need the attention, but these wonderful organizations do:"
Garfield's card finished the message, giving information for charities that the couple supports. "www.youthmentoring.org, www.autismspeaks.org, (and don't forget) www.wwo.org, www.gildasclubnyc.org," it reads. "Here's to the stuff that matters. Have a great day!"
This isn't the first time that the lovers have outsmarted paparazzi with charitable actions. In September 2012, Stone, 25, and Garfield did the same thing, once again in New York City. That day, their signs read, "We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. Why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it? www.wwo.org, www.gildasclubnyc.org. Have a good day!"
The pair looked city-chic on their Tuesday New York afternoon. Stone beat the heat in a grey top tucked into a pair of loose shorts. She also wore a floppy hat, dark sunglasses, a blazer, and a slouchy brown backpack. Garfield kept it casual in a pair of green pants, Nike sneakers, a grey T-shirt, and a newsboy cap.
The stylish stars have been dating for more than three years. While they are usually tight-lipped about the relationship, Stone gushed about Garfield on Good Morning America in April. "He's obviously one of the greatest actors, I think, we have alive today," she said of her leading man. "He's also just a remarkable human being. I love him very much."