Emma Stone has revealed that her onscreen role in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie has inspired her to study biology.
The Help star plays Gwen Stacy, a scientist who becomes the love interest for Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker.
Contact Music quotes her as telling WENN that she has always been fascinated by the work of scientists.
“My aunt and uncle were scientists that worked for Merck,” she said. “They had a hand in creating the cervical cancer vaccine and Gardasil, so they are incredibly intelligent and fantastic minds. I’d always been fascinated by what they did.”
Stone, 23, went on to reveal that visiting a laboratory for the first time on set gave her a keen interest in pursuing the study of biology, having missed out on higher education.
“It was the first [time] I’d ever been angry about not going to college because I was fascinated by what they were showing us [at the laboratory],” she said. “I thought, ‘What do I need to do to intern?’ You need to be a college graduate!
“It sucks because I can learn, I swear… I got so interested in biology, learning about medicine and regeneration and stem cells. It expanded my mind in so many ways, so now I’m going to go take a biology class. What’s amazing is you can do it at home.”
The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled for release on July 3 in the US and the UK.
Emma Stone will soon be seen in theatres as Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man and even though this movie will be the fourth featuring everyone’s favourite wall crawler to hit cinemas this century, she thinks great mythology can be told many times.
On Spider-Man mythology:
“What made it so exciting to get involved in (‘The Amazing Spider-Man’) is that great mythology has been told over and over again,” said Stone in an email interaction.
“Comic books are our most recent mythology. When it comes to the ‘Cinderella’ story, it can be told…many times, because there’s always a different element to explore, and the same with ‘Spider-Man’. It’s a cool thing to be a part of, no matter how soon after another version of it is,”
On Gwen’s relationship with Peter:
“Some things are supposed to be felt, I cannot spell how the emotional harmony is between Gwen and Peter! Gwen loves Peter Parker not because he is ‘The Spider-Man’.”
“Gwen comes from a family background where she fears that her father might die any minute. She gets a much deserved emotional support and warmth from Peter.
On the movie’s stunts:
“There wasn’t a major amount of stunt work for me. And it wouldn’t make sense to me because she’s pretty focused on her studies. She’s an editor and she’s focused on academia; we don’t ever really see her getting in shape.”
“That would have been an interesting character element, but there’s even a part where I had to hit someone with something and I made sure she looked like she did not know what she was doing, that she’d never hit anyone before.”
“My version of Gwen, like me, wouldn’t know how to go about really kicking someone’s ass. She’s a policeman’s daughter who’s been told to be responsible and to avoid that side of the world,”
“There was this scene where I was swinging in the air and there is music going on in the background. I feared that I might fall off but the music was such a delight to ears that I survived the scene.”
Emma Stone has observed that the vast majority of her male co-stars over the years have been “hot”.
The unbelievably cool actress was speaking at tonight’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ premiere in London, also attended by her boyfriend Andrew Garfield, who plays the title role in the movie – and is indeed hot.
We’re not sure which one of them is luckier, to be honest.
Emma joked to BANG Showbiz: “I only seem to work with hot men and it”s pretty great to get that contractually written!”
Her previous co-stars have included Penn Badgley in ‘Easy A’ and Ryan Gosling in ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. We’ll overlook Octavia Spencer in ‘The Help’ for the sake of making a point.
Emma also said that she much prefers filming the romantic scenes to the high-ocatane stunts.
“The romance is my favourite part of filming because I don’t do the action quite as well,” she said.
If we had the same co-stars you have, Emma, we’d prefer the romantic scenes too.
Digital Spy chats to the stars and producers of The Amazing Spider-Man at the world premiere in Leicester Square, London.
Check out this behind the scenes vlog from “The Amazing Spider-Man”‘s Emma Stone.
Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, a love interest to Peter Parker (her real-life boyfriend, Andrew Garfield). The film chronicles Peter and Gwen’s high school romance, and Emma admitted that she drew on some of her own experiences with teenage love when I sat down with her at a recent press day for the film in NYC. She also gushed about what an “unbelievable actor” Garfield is, and why playing Gwen Stacy is a little bittersweet. Watch the interview before The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3.
Emma Stone will be appearing on two different talk shows next week! She’ll be a guest on “Live with Kelly” and then “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” – both on Tuesday, June 26th! Check your local TV listings for exact air times in your area!
Check out these two videos from the UK premiere of “The Amazing Spider-Man” that were done with Absolute Radio.