Emma Stone Talks Gwen Stacy in the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:40 am,

When Emma Stone was confirmed as Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, it shouldn’t have surprised anyone. After all, there’s something super-heroic about Stone’s rise to the Hollywood A-list.

After a series of strong supporting roles in comedies like Superbad and Zombieland, Stone proved she could carry a film on her own with the well-received teen comedy Easy A. Now, the 22-year-old actress is set to take on one of the biggest comic book franchises of all time. Will the success go to her head?

In a recent interview with MTV, Stone talked about her career in a refreshingly humble way. Saying that this has been the best year of her life, Stone quickly admitted that she’s “terrified for 2011.” With expectations for Spider-Man as high as ever, it’s easy to sympathize with the young actress.

To her credit (and perhaps to the consternation of fanboys) Stone said she’s treating Gwen Stacy as she would any other role:

“The way I have to approach it, and I think Andrew would agree, is just like any other movie. You’re going to put the same amount of focus into this that you would with anything. It just happens to be an exponentially bigger budget. So there’s that. It’ll probably feel different when we start to do press, but we won’t have to deal with that for another year and a half. And there are harnesses I’m going to have to use in this one. That’s the only difference: just the harnesses.”

Spider Man costume Emma Stone Talks Gwen Stacy in the Spider Man Reboot

Stone also took a moment to talk about how nice it was to revert to her natural blodne hair color for the movie – and why she had to brush up on high school chemistry for her part.

“Today I went and did hair tests, because I have blonde hair now since Gwen has blonde hair. My natural hair is blonde, so it’s kind of nice. I looked in the mirror and said, “Oh my god, it’s me again, it’s been so long!” We’re finalizing the visual stuff. And I think we’ll start actually rehearsing, because we start shooting in two weeks. Andrew and I went and learned about science yesterday. Gwen really likes science, so we learned about science. I was homeschooled, so I never went to chemistry class in a traditional setting like Gwen is into. That was really beneficial.”

I’ve always admired Emma Stone, and I think that she’ll bring a spunk to the Spider-Man reboot that will help Marc Webb and his team differentiate their film from Sam Raimi’s movies. That being said, I wonder if treating this role like any other will satisfy fans.

In a recent interview, new Spidey Andrew Garfield said that he really wants to live up to the symbol of Spider-Man. His comments reflected that he understood the gravity of the role and the effect it might have on his career. I don’t doubt that Emma Stone is taking her part seriously, but in the fickle fanboy world, expressing any sentiment besides 110% commitment to honoring the source material is considered a faux-pas.

Whatever the case, Stone is a talented young actress with a ton of upcoming credits and Marc Webb is lucky to have her for his film. Although I am not all that invested into the Spider-Man reboot, nothing would make me happier than seeing Stone nail the role.

Source: MTV

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  1. Emma Stone is a more dedicated to staying true to a character than Chris Evans.

    Evans is playing Captain America, an iconic character who has graced the comics for over 60 years. Cap has always been blonde. Evans refuses to dye his hair blonde for such an iconic character, such as he did to Johnny Storm.

    Emma Stone is playing Gwen Stacy, also a blonde character from the comics. Stone HAS dyed her hair blonde, as indicated in this article. It’s interesting that Stone would go out of her way to dye her hair blonde for a love-interest character, while Evan’s refuses to dye his hair blonde for the lead in Captain America.

    • this has nothing to do with the article

      • eye no idea wat his talkin bout lol

      • It’s still a topic needing addressing. If Emma Stone can dye her hair back to it’s original color to portray a character who is nothing more than the love-interest/damsel-in-distress character, than I think it’s sad that Chris Evan’s refuses to dye his hair for Captain America.

        • Erm… have you even seen the set photos from Cap? Chris Evans’ hair seems pretty blonde to me.

        • Where did you read that he REFUSED to dye his hair blonde? Have you seen the photos from the set? His hair looks blonde! Stop trolling Gary, it’s obnoxious.

    • Read the article. Emma’s natural hair color is blonde.

    • Gary…

      She didn’t go to any great lengths; she simply reverted back to her original blonde hair. She said as much herself.

    • Maybe you should watch the movie. He has BLONDE HAIR! And obviously he dyed it at some point, because he had darker hair when he portrayed Johnny Storm. He clearly did NOT refuse to dye it, so your entire argument is invalid. Can we just agree they’re both amazing, dedicated actors? Because if you’ve seen Captain America, you would see Chris Evans is just as dedicated to that role as Emma Stone is to any of her roles (and most likely this one, though I haven’t seen her in it yet, obviously).

  2. can’t wait to see the lizard, im hoping the doc otto octavius will appear in it as well, and maybe eddie brock,carnage,and mac tagger aka scorpion,green goblin for the sequels,these are the best villains to use as main baddies. other side villains should be kraven,mysterio,and cameleon.

    • That’s not going to happen. Those are WAY too much villains for future sequels. The sequels would suck if they put all of those villains into one or two movies.

  3. Ugh her being cast made me lose the very last shred of hope I had. I can’t stand her and it’s her voice that annoys me so much. That chain smoking voice just annoys me to no and and honestly she isn’t that great of an actress. She isn’t terrible, but of her three films I’ve seen she is the exact same character in every film. She doesn’t really act at all.

  4. i try to be sceptical with movies (especially reboots/remakes etc) but there are times when even hanging back and waiting for things like a trailer aren’t gonna cut it.

    lets face it people the only reason this PoS is even happening is so that sony can keep the rights to spiderman, just like the ordeal with fox and xmen.
    these clowns don’t care about quality, they just want something out there so they can keep the rights, and in turn try to make money because its easier to use something that has been successful in the past then it is to bring out a fresh/new idea.

    • jwalka,

      Bit over the top in your closing sentence there, bud. I deleted it.


      • :(

  5. Who in the world is Emma Stone? I’ve never even heard of her or this Andrew Garfield guy. The ONLY way I’m seeing this movie is if Felica Hardy makes an appearance, Maybe have Anne Hathaway as Felica other than that I will stick too Spiderman and Spiderman 2 to get my Spidey-fix. Not only that but as far as the Lizard being the villian, You need to have Kraven the Hunter as well.

    • Emma is one of the girls from Superbad and the main girl character in Zombieland. At least those are her most well-known roles. She a fantastic actress actually. Garfield was most recently in The Social Network, and he did some work on some other, less known films. i.e. The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.

  6. I’m just not looking forward to this at all. Not because of Stone, though…

  7. don’t be so excited so see any villians for any length of time, remember, we have to go through a stupid origins story first, its such an easy copout to do an origins story when we know it already. If they can manage to do it in a few minutes of screen time, then I will be happy.

  8. I have no interest in seeing Either SuperBad OR Zombieland. I don’t waste my time or money on movies like those. So that being said, I’m STILL leaning toward NOT seeing this “Spider-BOY” movie, which is being directed by a no name director and has actors I’ve never heard of. Maybe I’ll change my mind when I see a trailer but until then. No dice.

    • You would have heard of her of you’d actually watch two of the most successful (and, IMO, hilarious) comedies in the last couple years. Don’t try and act all high and mighty, since you don’t “waste your time” on such obviously low-brow films. If you’d ever actually sit and down and watch it you’d find that Superbad is actually a pretty smart, very well put together film and Zombieland, for all its faults, is incredibly entertaining.

      And seriously, did you know who Toby MacGuire or Kirsten Dunst were before the original Spider-Man came out? Hell, if you’re so adamant against seeing Zombieland, you clearly wouldn’t have known who Sam Raimi is, since his fame came from the same genre. Don’t just automatically assume the movie will suck because YOU have never heard of the cast or the director.

    • Chris are you kidding me? Films like those? You mean smart well written films?

    • Movies like those?

      Are you some kind of film snob?

      Zombieland is amazingly funny, and Superbad is pretty good too.

  9. I still say that A-this movie is totally unnecessary-especially as another Spidey origin story; and B-it’s going to bite the big one.

    • The biggest mistake this film is making is coming out only a week or two before Batman 3, and that will be the movie’s downfall. Batman 3 is already looking to be one of the biggest movies of 2012, and people are already upset about this reboot.

  10. Batman 3 owns 2012. I’m a self professed comics fangirl and I’m refusing to see this movie. I don’t want it and its unnecessary