SplashPage has an exclusive interview with actress and nerd-crush (myself included) Emma Stone (Zombieland) about her role as Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s ((500) Days Of Summer) upcoming Spider-Man reboot. Here’s an excerpt:
MTV: People are fiercely protective of “Spider-Man.” Do you ever worry about how you’re going to be received by fans?
STONE: I have such respect for the world of comic book fans. I’ve been to Comic-Con for “Zombieland,” and zombie fans are a very specific kind of fan base. And my absolute favorite kind of people in the world are people that are passionate about something. And if there’s protective of something they’re passionate about it, I can completely relate because there and things I’m passionate about and protective of. There’s a part of me that really wants to please people that love Spider-Man or Gwen Stacy and want her to be done justice. I hope they’ll give me license to interpret her my way. But that fan base, I’m one of them, so I completely understand why they would be judgmental of certain things. I try not to look [at stories on the Internet] because I do care and I don’t want to psych myself out. I kinda half to stay off the Internet. I’m not thick-skinned enough. I get too sensitive. I don’t want it to effect what I’m doing.
MTV: There seemed to be so much competition for the role of Gwen Stacy. Do you ever think, “Why me?” What do you think won you the part?
STONE: I ask myself that question every day. I have no f–king idea. It’s the most amazing idea, I can’t even tell you. I don’t think I ever will figure out how it happened. It’s been mind-blowing. I know things will eventually change, so I’m just trying to avoid thinking about it and just enjoy it while it’s happening. Ugh, what am I even saying? Don’t write any of that down!
Head to MTV’s SplashPage for the rest.