Early reviews for "The Amazing Spider-Man" are starting to trickle in, and while there's a mixture of positive and negative reactions, one sticking point that most critics agree upon is Emma Stone's excellent work as Gwen Stacy.
It's not a surprise to hear that she's one of the highlights of the film, of course; Stone, with her platinum blonde hair and dark lashes, is the spitting image of Gwen from the comic books. And that's not the only reason she works so well as Peter Parker's first love, either.
"We had sessions before the movie started where we talked about what her clothes looked like, what her room looked like, what books she read, what her childhood was like, what her diary might say," Stone explained of her process in a new "Spider-Man" featurette posted over at Apple. "We broke down the character from the ground up."
But creating a meaningful, impactful Gwen wasn't an easy task, either. There were a lot of nerves that went along with the territory, according to Stone.
"I've never been part of a movie where the production has been so enormous and slightly overwhelming," she admitted. "It's kind of a daunting thing to be part of something that you know already has a built-in fan base, people who are very protective of the material."
"But then it becomes exciting, because I've been thinking about all of the things I'm passionate about and all of the things I was passionate about growing up, the things I felt protective of in pop culture," she continued. "It's really wild to be a part of something like that. It's exciting."
Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man" swings into theaters on July 3, 2012.
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