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[Gossip] Emma Stone Says Jennifer Lawrence Gave Her The Courage To Play Gwen Stacy
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.12.2012

Emma Stone told Access Hollywood in a new interview that Jennifer Lawrence gave her the courage to play Gwen Stacy, the love interest of Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man.

She said: "I love Jennifer Lawrence and I watched a lot of her interviews for ‘Hunger Games' — it was kind of the same thing she was feeling. What scared me was the idea of, ‘What could happen to my life after doing something like this? But the part and the process outweighed that fear. It felt like a stupid reason to not be part of this — what might happen [and] how [my] life could change didn't feel like enough of a reason to not play Gwen, not to get to be involved with this and not to get to act with Andrew or to get to tell the story in a different way."

She said at the time she was auditioning, she hadn't finished filmed The Help yet and wasn't as famous as she is now. She added: "I auditioned on the day that ‘Easy A' came out, and I was in the middle of shooting, ‘The Help,' so it was a very different time period," she explained. "It was the end of 2010 so it was very different than now. So, it's mindboggling."

At the time, fans assumed she would play Mary Jane due to her red hair. She said of this: "I know, it's surprising," she said, when asked about being cast as Gwen, despite her resemblance to Mary Jane. "I love Mary Jane so much, so it kind of breaks my heart that I couldn't be Mary Jane as well!"

The film also stars Rhys Ifans. It will open on July 3.


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