Emma Stone has had a great few years with roles in Zombieland and Easy A, and now she’s about to enter the world of superheroes and fanboys by playing Gwen Stacy in Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot. In a recent interview Stone spoke about preparing for filming, which will take place in a few weeks, and what her approach will be considering this is her most expensive and high-profile movie to date.
“The way I have to approach it, and I think Andrew would agree, is just like any other movie. You’re going to put the same amount of focus into this that you would with anything. It just happens to be an exponentially bigger budget. So there’s that. It’ll probably feel different when we start to do press, but we won’t have to deal with that for another year and a half. And there are harnesses I’m going to have to use in this one. That’s the only difference: just the harnesses.”
The actress also spoke about going blonde again, and taking science lessons:
“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!” We’re finalizing the visual stuff. And I think we’ll start actually rehearsing, because we start shooting in two weeks. Andrew and I went and learned about science yesterday. Gwen really likes science, so we learned about science. I was homeschooled, so I never went to chemistry class in a traditional setting like Gwen is into. That was really beneficial.”
As well as Andrew Garfield, Stone will star alongside Rhys Ifans as the Lizard, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben and Sally Field as Aunt May. Denis Leary was recently cast as George Stacy, Gwen Stacy’s father.