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HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Gwen understands that Peter needs to be Spider-Man, MJ was in love: Emma Stone

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, April 30, 2014
First Published: 10:23 IST(30/4/2014) | Last Updated: 16:12 IST(30/4/2014)

Emma Stone might be a busy Hollywood star, but if there’s one thing that’s on the top of her to-do list right now, it’s theatre.

"I really want to… I know it’s not Hollywood, but I want to do it either in New York or in London. I’d really love to do a play," says the 25-year-old star, who, at the moment, is also looking forward to her next, a superhero film, in which she has acted with her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield.

In this interview, she talks to us about working with him, why she considers the film set an interesting place and more.

Does working with Andrew keep you on your toes?
Yeah, that’s always been the case with him for everybody. You never know what he’s going to do. I don’t think even he knows what he’s going to do. As an actor, that’s one of the greatest gifts he has. He’s very prepared, and he knows so much about his character.

How did Hollywood happen?
I fought for it. I moved out when I was 15, went to Los Angeles and started auditioning. I guess I really wanted to be an actress. It’s been quite a journey. It’s been very cool.

How do you keep a professional relationship with co-stars you don’t get along with?
It depends on the person… and it depends on the movie. Every film has a different energy and different dynamics. A film set is a strange and interesting place. It can be really cool and (everyone on it can) feel like a family, or it can be totally divided. You can never tell.

The stunts seem difficult in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. What was it like performing them?
It depends on the stunts. In this movie, there’s a lot of swinging, which I love. I don’t have a lot of physical strength, and just the idea of lifting weights makes me want to strangle somebody. I love to dance and do yoga, I don’t love throwing punches. So when I have to do to something like that, it gets difficult. But I really like anything acrobatic.

How different is Gwen Stacy from Mary Jane Watson? Is she more possessive?
She’s different. Gwen understands that Peter (Parker) needs to be Spider-Man. MJ was in love with Spider-Man; Peter came after that. With Gwen, it’s the other way around. Also, she really gets the fact that he needs to save people.

The writer travelled to Singapore as a guest of Sony Pictures India

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