The 'Gangster Squad' actress says starring as Gwen is 'pretty epic' given that the character has a 'heart-wrenching' story in the Marvel universe.
"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.