Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Talk 'Spider-Man' Kiss & 'Near-Death' Stunts
It’s only been five years since we last saw Marvel’s Spider-Man swinging through the skies of New York City. Come July, the iconic super hero will be rebooted with Andrew Garfield in the title role and Emma Stone playing his love interest, Gwen Stacy – so how does this friendly neighborhood crime fighter movie differ from the Tobey Maguire/Kirsten Dunst version?
“The Amazing Spider-Man” co-stars (who are rumored to be dating in real life) appeared at a press conference in Japan on Wednesday, where they were asked about the characters’ first onscreen kiss.
“You don’t want to know! You want to watch the movie and find out,” Emma told reporters, when asked how their first lip lock would compare to Tobey and Kirsten’s iconic upside down rain-soaked smooch.
“Plus, it would be weird if we were like, ‘There’s something iconic coming up!’ You’ve got to decide if it’s iconic or not,” she explained. “But there is a nice first kiss and it’s different than the upside down one. And we liked it.”
The first three big screen Spidey movies relied heavily on CGI effects when it came to the hero’s acrobatics and sweeping action scenes, but it appears Andrew put his own life on the line, filming many of the stunts the old fashioned way.
“As you can see, a lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality,” he explained. “That was something that Marc [Webb], the director, really wanted to make sure happened in this movie to set it apart from previous ones,” he explained. “I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour.”
Adding, “I collaborated with [the stunt team] not only on the big stunt set-pieces, but also on what happens to Peter’s body when he gets bitten… The idea that he has spider DNA running in his system. What that will do to his sense of space. What that will do to the sensitivity of his skin. To have an opportunity to play in that forum with creative and talented people was a real opportunity and gift.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” swings into theaters on July 3.
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