Emma Stone on her amazing new ‘Spider-Man’ kiss
BY CINDY PEARLMAN August 15, 2011 6:42PM
Updated: October 19, 2011 3:23AM
The upside-down Spidey kiss? So yesterday.
Ask Emma Stone if she repeats that challenging lip-lock with the new guy in red spandex in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” and she says, “Why would we do an upside-down kiss? I’m not Mary Jane. I’m Gwen Stacy in the Spider-Man film.
“New girl. New kiss,” says Stone, adding, “I wanted to do different kisses to make our mark.”
Stone joins Andrew Garfield in the flick, opening July 3, 2012. The film also stars Denis Leary, C. Thomas Howell, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
“Of course, it was amazing to do the big action superhero movie,” Stone says. “But to me, this ‘Spider-Man’ actually feels very down to earth. It’s a love story for my character, a simple love story told in the midst of this big, big world.”
She says filming wrapped in May. Stone, now appearing in “The Help” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” says she didn’t have to do many crazy, stupid stunts. “It wasn’t too high-flying for me, so you could say I’m the grounding influence.”
As for Garfield as the new web-spinner, Stone won’t say anything about reports they have dated. “He’s an amazing Spider-Man and a great actor,” she says. “As for the rest, you’ll have to see. I’ve probably already said too much.”
Stone remains one of the most down-to-earth young stars despite the run of recent projects and next summer’s big film. “Am I allowed to have an attitude now?” she jokes. “Did I get permission to act like an a--hole?
“I think it’s pretty solid to act like a human being,” she says. “Yes, it’s an incredibly exciting time. I’m part of a few movies I’m so excited about, which is fantastic. These are stories I was dying to tell, which is pretty rare, because there is so much junk out there.
“So, I’m going to have to work on getting an attitude — although when people say I haven’t changed, it means so much to me and my mother.”