Even though rumor has it the role won’t be very large in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Shailene Woodley has been cast as Mary Jane Watson for the film, but what does the former Mary Jane Watson, Kirsten Dunst, think about the casting?
I really like her, a lot,” Dunst told MTV News. “I’ve met her a few times and we’ve talked about health foods, we know some of the same people, she’s really into finding springs and natural water and she’ll go get her water and things like that. I’ve done that before, and we’ve talked about that. I think she’s a sweetheart and such a good actress.
I’m happy, If I had to pick someone, I’m happy she’s following in my shoes.
Kirsten Dunst: Ready to Go Wild For “Bachelorette”
The actress was ready to reclaim her comedy cred after “Melancholia.”
Kirsten Dunst was desperately serious about getting silly again.
The 30-year-old actress got deep, dark and disturbed for her last film “Melancholia” – director Lars von Trier’s broody, sci-fi exploration of depression – and earned the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress Award for her risky performance. But after waiting for the end of the world, Dunst was in major mood-lightening mode.
Thus she embraced the raunchy, raucous comedy “Bachelorette,” joining Isla Fisher and Lizzie Caplan in a wild-pre-wedding romp. The film’s already caught the wave of the current “ladies can be just as crass as the guys” zeitgeist, reaching the top VOD spot on iTunes before it’s even hit theaters. Dunst tells NBC exclusively about returning to her comedy roots, her first trip to a strip club and her thoughts after seeing the most recent Spider-Man film.
Were you looking for something fun to do, especially as a palette-cleanser after ‘Melancholia’?
After ‘Melancholia,’ I was like, ‘I want to be in a comedy! I want to have fun! I do not want to delve deep into my soul.’ So, I was looking for it, yeah, a comedy, and it’s hard sometimes because I did a lot of comedies when I was younger, but nobody saw me as that. They didn’t think of me as a comedy girl, so it wasn’t that easy to find, and then this came along and it was perfect. I met with Leslye [Headland, the writer-director] and hit it off with her, and even though this was her first movie, I just felt the energy that she would be a good director. She’s very strong and confident, and also very smart, so I wasn’t worried.
You do have a ton of comedies to your credit. How did you drift away from it?
It was more when I was younger. Maybe because as you get older, the roles – mostly in the bigger comedies – are smaller parts for women, because it’s usually a male comedy. So it’s usually playing, like, just the girlfriend, which isn’t fun.
SPIDER-MAN star KIRSTEN DUNST has given her backing to the troubled musical about the webslinging superhero, insisting she’s desperate to see the Broadway show.
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which features music by U2 stars Bono and The Edge, has been marred by delays and spiralling costs, while a number of serious onstage injuries have plagued the cast.
Actress Natalie Mendoza recently quit after suffering concussion during a preview performance, while Spider-Man stuntman Christopher Tierney was hospitalised after a terrifying mid-show fall left him with numerous injuries including a cracked skull.
Dunst, who played the superhero’s love interest, Mary Jane Watson, in three big screen blockbusters, insists she has had no involvement with the musical, but despite all the troubles, she is keen to see the show in action.
She tells the New York Post, “I’m involved in none of this, but I want to see the show very much next time I’m in New York.”
The news comes after U2 frontman Bono, who helped score the show, was spotted in the audience for the first time at Wednesday night’s (05Jan11) preview performance.
KIRSTEN Dunst says she understands why film bosses have opted for a complete change for the next Spider-Man film.
Sony have dropped her and Tobey Maguire as well as director Sam Raimi.
She said: “I felt like what we had during those films was so special, like me and Tobey and Sam.
“It was such a unique experience and also because it was these independent minds and actors and you’re making this huge film.
“It’s great that all these kids are such huge fans and to be a part of a movie like that is very special. So to end on Spider-Man 3 I think is the perfect way to leave it.
“I like Andrew Garfield as an actor – and Emma Stone – they’ll be great in the new version.”
The battle to play the love interest in Marc Webb‘s reboot of Spider-Man has begun, with five up and coming actresses contending for the role. Unlike the original franchise, which starred Tobey Maguire as Spiderman and Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane, the new film will focus on a different female character from the comics.
The other principal female character in the comics is Gwen Stacy, though, according to Hollywoodreporter.com, the name of the character has not yet been announced.
Among the actresses currently auditioning to play opposite Andrew Garfield’s Spiderman is Emma Roberts, niece of Julia Roberts, who has flown twice from filming Scream 4 to read for the part.
Other names include Imogen Poot, Nowhere Boy actress Ophelia Lovibond, Lilly Collins from The Blind Side and Teresa Palmer, last seen as the love interest in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.