Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone take on the lead roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, the reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise that puts Peter Parker back in high school where he has that fateful encounter with a spider. Stone, best known for her starring roles in Easy A and The Help, was initially interested in being a part of the franchise in the role of Mary Jane. However, as we all know now, Mary Jane isn't a central figure in The Amazing Spider-Man. Instead, the teenage love story in this new Spidey film takes place between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.
Talking about the comic book-inspired film, Stone said, "I'd always wanted to play Mary Jane. I thought Mary Jane was so great. And then a couple of months went by and they called me again and said, 'We'd like you to audition, but the part's Gwen Stacy.' I was like, 'I don't know who Gwen Stacy is,' because I hadn't read the comic books growing up. And so I looked into the story of Gwen and I just feel in love with Gwen's story because it is so incredibly epic and tragic and incredible in the way that it affect Peter going forward with Mary Jane, who is another character that I love." Read on...
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