"Doing these movies has been enormous to me," explains Stone, who once more plays Gwen Stacy, love interest to Spider-Man/Peter Parker, during a brief Sunday morning interview. "It's been three-and-a-half years of my life. It's the longest I've ever worked on something creatively.
"Right now (talking about it), I'm still so in the thick of it that I think the hindsight is going to be more valuable. A year from now, I'll be able to tell you the ways it has changed and affected my life. I mean, it's meant so much to me. It's just been a hugely meaningful experience, and I cried the other night at the premiere."
In addition to Stone mentioning the strength of her character below, other members of the cast, including Spidey himself, Andrew Garfield, and villains played by Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan, talk about a few other things that turned them on about starring in what's bound to be summer's first certified blockbuster.
|Once again, Spider-Man suits Andrew Garfield just fine|
Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man/Peter Parker): "The way I see our Spider-Man is that we are part of a larger legacy. I celebrate what Tobey Maguire did (in previous movies); I celebrate what Avi Arad did with the cartoon series; I celebrate Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and all these other great artists and writers who have given different great incarnations of this character. All I hope to do is just be another part of that long and much greater legacy and be a part of the team, as opposed to comparing or competing.
"The amazing thing about Peter is that he has always been a working class hero and a genius. He is also sort of a subversive, underground revolutionary, even a Robin Hood in a way. I love that about him.
"The bond we show between Peter and (best friend) Harry Osborne becomes a great thing in this one, too. It's a very deep bond that is rooted in this wound they both share of having lost or of having been perceived to be abandoned in different ways by their parents, but predominately that lack of father. There's this very unsaid thing that, as soon as we see each other, it's 'Oh, my God, I know you and you know me.' "
|Emma Stone portrays the brave and smart Gwen Stacy|
"In all honesty, the script was so beautifully handled throughout the film, but the visual effects were what literally blew me away. I saw it in
IMAX 3-D and the ripples on
(Spider-Man's) suit gave me motion sickness in the best way. I mean, I had
positive, go-see-the-movie motion sickness."
|Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) comes face-to-face with his favorite superhero.|
What I mean by that is any time I get a chance to disappear into some type of character is great to do, because we (celebs) bombard people with our image every single day on Twitter or Instagram. To be the first black man with a comb-over and to put the gap in the teeth and go back to sort of my 'In Living Color' days (on TV) can really show Max as sort of like broken and really reaching out. Even though the character is broad, he still has feelings and, when he sees Spider-Man, it does something to him. So, we understand that, when he does turn into Electro, he’s really hurting more than he is evil. He’s just let down as a fan.
“And I do understand the fanatic thing, too. I was in Philly shooting a movie, and I get a knock on my door on my condo, and there’s a guy there who says, ‘Hey Jamie, Beyonce told me to come check on you. Can I just come in?’ Eventually I had to slam the door and call security. We actually caught him, but I wanted to take a little bit of that sort of fanatic and put it into Max as well.”
|Garfield, DeHaan as pals Peter and Harry|
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