Check out this new interview with Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield done by Teen.com!
“The Amazing Spider-Man” leading lady, Emma Stone, reveals what drove her to take the part of Gwen Stacy, who is dubbed “one of the most tragic characters in the Marvel universe.” Saying that “it’s gonna be interesting” to play the first love of Peter Parker, Emma admits she’s attracted to the “heart-wrenching” story of the blond character.
“I think I have a morbid curiosity,” Emma tells Total Film. “I’ve always had this awareness of my own mortality, so it’s like, ‘Wow, that’s pretty epic.’ And also [SPOILER ALERT!] the way her death goes is so heart-wrenching and so tragic, it’s not just her death but it’s all the other elements of it that are huge draw to the character.”
She continues, “Does that sound f***ed up? I thought it was awesome. I just thought it was just staggering, and so bold. And I know people boycotted the comics when it happened. It’s a really wild and oddly very exciting element for me to play. There’s a little insight into my psyche.”
The “Easy A” actress also dubs Gwen a “damsel in distress” though the character is actually an independent woman. She says, “I’m so lucky that I’ve gotten to play independent, smart women that are strong and sure of themselves. But there’s something about Gwen that is kind of the ultimate damsel in distress and I was also attracted to that, to that side of women that [say], ‘Wait! Save me!’ ”
On building her chemistry with Andrew Garfield, Emma confesses that it was not that easy despite the fact that Andrew is her real-life boyfriend. “Well, I think the thing about chemistry is – I might be wrong, other people might disagree with me – but it’s kinda hard to build chemistry. To build relationship is one thing, but chemistry is so…”
“You either have that thing – that rapport, and you get each other – or you don’t. And so the chemistry part was nice because he was just really easy to get along with instantly, but then you’re building the character.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” will reveal “the untold story” of Peter a.k.a Spidey. Like most teenagers his age, he is trying to figure out who he is and how he to be the person he is today. In his journey to put the pieces of his past together, he uncovers a secret that his father held. The secret will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man.
The Marvel superhero movie will make its way out onto the U.S. cinemas on July 3.
Exclusive clip of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in The Amazing Spider-Man, meeting in the hallway before he asks her out on a dinner date.
Check out these 2 great fan videos from “The Amazing Spider-Man” premiere in Madrid! Thanks to ItziarMR for sharing them with us!
Emma Stone talks Gwen Stacy’s ultimate fate.
Thanks to the amazing Alice, we have some fan photos of Emma Stone from “The Amazing Spider-Man” Berlin Premiere! Alice was lucky enough to meet Emma and had this to say about her experience: “Emma looked stunning. I especially loved her hair. And she was super nice to us although it was really cold and raining, she stopped for everyone, so did Andrew.”
Again, a big thanks to Alice!
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Emma Stone is well known for playing brassy, confident characters in movies like The Help and Superbad – but the actress recently revealed something that fans likely wouldn’t expect: She grew up suffering from panic attacks.
Emma Stone, who stars with beau Andrew Garfield in the upcoming superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, tells Vogue in their July cover story that she had panic attacks starting at about 8 years old.
“I was just kind of immobilized by it,” she explains. “I didn’t want to go to my friends’ houses or hang out with anybody, and nobody really understood.”
Despite her childhood anxiety, however, Emma Stone says she managed to work through her fears. After years of therapy and a foray into comic theater, she began to come out of her shell and pursue acting. By age 14, she had even put together a PowerPoint presentation to convince her parents to let her drop out of high school and start auditioning for roles (She was successful.)
“[Being on stage] gave me a sense of purpose. I wanted to make people laugh,” she tells Vogue. “Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming. It never stops.”
Emma Stone says she still gets panic attacks sometimes, but has learned to channel her feelings into her work. For example, in order to cope with her anxiety during the filming of The Amazing Spider-Man, she turned her attention to baking.
“I think I felt really out of control of my surroundings,” she says. “I was just baking all the time. It seemed like it made me feel, if I put these in, I’ll know what the outcome is.”
Although Stone doesn’t talk much about costar Garfield in the interview, he has nothing but praise for her. “Working with Emma was like diving into a thrilling, twisting river and never holding on to the sides,” Garfield tells Vogue. “Spontaneous. In the moment. Present. Terrifying. Vital. The only way acting with someone should be.”
Are your Spidey senses tingling?! Because there are less than three short weeks left until (one of) the biggest superhero flicks of the summer hits theaters.
Of course, we’re talking about The Amazing Spider-Man, the highly anticipated reboot of the web-shootin’ series starring Andrew Garfield as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man himself and Emma Stone as his first true love, Gwen Stacy.
But forget those lovesick teens, what about the big baddie in the movie: The Lizard? Just how bad is he, exactly?!
“Connors is fascinating, because he isn’t strictly a bad-ass villain,” Rhys Ifans revealed to E!’s own Alicia Quarles about Dr. Curt Connors. “He’s a good guy that wants to do good things and serve humanity and I was interested by his moral and ethical dilemma as to how his apply his scientific discoveries.”
But while the doc might be simply misunderstood, The Lizard is hardly a good guy. And Rhys was willing to deliver on the scares…just ask Emma Stone!
“I was in the closet and The Lizard is talking to me when I’m hiding,” Emma recalled. “And the actual lines for the Lizard are, like, ‘I can smell your perfume’ and they were playing over the loud speaker for me. But I asked Rhys to record something that would just really, truly terrify me. Not as Gwen, but me as Emma.”
So what exactly did Rhys conjure up? Neither of ’em are spilling!
“He said some horrifying, horrifying things. It was awful,” Emma explained. “And he was so incredible to do it, but everyone on set was like, ‘I’m going to have nightmares.’ It was like being in a horror movie…He terrified the crap out of me…which was so amazing of him to do.”
As for Rhys, all he’s say about his costar is, “She’s great and great to work with. I love her voice… She was fun to scare…[director Marc Webb] wanted us to be really spooked out. They were just shooting her locked in this little closet and I had to go off and shoot something else that afternoon so they wanted a tape of my voice, ya know, wandering around the lab and I did a dark, filthy version that would obviously never make it to the film.”
Who knows, maybe it’ll make the unedited, NC-17 director’s cut?! Or at least as a DVD extra…
So how was Rhys able to channel all that anger? Simple: a lack of patience!
“The longest would be seven or eight hours with four or five makeup artists working on me,” Rhys said about his transformation into his scaly alter-ego. “That was the thing I dreaded most…After seven hours of sitting in a chair watching yourself turn into a lizard, you’re kind of appropriately mad. So when it comes to shooting the scene you’re kind of crazy.”
Guess Doc Ock (not to mention the Green Goblin, Sandman and Venom) from yesteryear will have to watch their backs—there’s a new Spider-Man baddie in town! And he’s got a tail!