Emma Stone Talks About Learning Chemistry for Spider-Man
11.28.10 by Ryan
Last month Emma Stone was cast as love interest Gwen Stacy in director Marc Webb's upcoming Spider-Man reboot. In an interview with MTV, Stone said preparations for the movie had begun as shooting begins "in two weeks." Now we know that meant she and co-star Andrew Garfield had to be tutored in chemistry.
Andrew and I went and learned about science yesterday. Gwen really likes science, so we learned about science. I was home-schooled, so I never went to chemistry class in a traditional setting like Gwen is into. That was really beneficial.
Originally it was throught that she'd be playing Mary Jane Watson because of her usually red hair. However, Stone is going back to her natural blonde hair to plays Gwen, which Stone admitted will take some getting used to.
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!"
Stone says the relationship between Gwen and Peter Parker is constantly changing as they prepare for the shoot.
There are a lot of changes happening on a day to day basis. There's a lot of open dialogue about where we're going with this and how Peter and Gwen are going to come together and what makes the most sense for the story we're telling. It's an ever-changing thing. We're still in that development period. It's so fantastic. My background is in improv and things like that, so this kind of ever-changing nature is ideal for me.
Former Spider-Man love interest Kirsten Dunst recently offered some advice to Stone, which amounted to "get used to acting to nothing." Stone said that advice "makes total sense."
We'll see how it goes. I don't know how it'll go. I don't get motion-sickness, so I hope that doesn't change. I'm sure it's a different story for Andrew, because Spider-Man is so iconic, which is not to take anything away from Gwen, but for the most part, the approach I'm trying to take so I won't psych myself out is to approach it like anything else. Put in the same amount of work and don't worry so much. Even though it's different than anything else I've ever done and it'll be weird if my face is ever on a Burger King cup, that's not what you have to think about. Maybe it helps other people think about the size of it, but it only makes me nervous.