‘I was so happy that she got the role,’ Garfield tells MTV News of Stone’s casting.
By Josh Wigler, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
One would hope that “Spider-Man” stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have “Amazing” chemistry, considering the two started dating after meeting each other on the set of Sony’s forthcoming superhero reboot. If the two are to be believed, that chemistry came to them very quickly, as early as Stone’s first screen test for the role of Peter Parker’s first girlfriend, Gwen Stacy.
“I went and did a screen test that was very elaborate,” Stone recalled during a recent interview with MTV News. “It was full hair and makeup and with the [director of photography] and different angles, and Andrew was there. We read a couple of scenes together. We did that scene at Oscorp — ‘Why are you here?’ — and a sad one.”
From there, the easygoing dynamic between Garfield and Stone came almost instantly, both on and off the set.
“We got on really well as people, in between [takes],” Garfield remembered. “That was the fun stuff: In between, we’d just mess around, and I felt, ‘Ah, this is different.’ I wasn’t really aware what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes, and that wakes you up. That was the beginning.
“Obviously I was so happy that she got the role and decided to do it,” he continued. “Those are the days I’d look forward to, you know? For Peter as well, because Peter goes through some horrible stuff in the movie. There’s some joy to be had when experiencing his first love.”
Much has been made about Garfield and Stone’s relationship both in the film and outside of it, but the first MTV Trailblazer winner believes that screen tests are a crucial element not just for establishing a movie’s romantic leads, but any other numbers of relationships within a given fictional universe.
“That has to do also with people playing your parents or friends, with anything,” she said. “You can sense it. It’s like life: You can sense if you guys have a kind of chemistry or rapport right away, no matter what the relationship is, whether it’s a love interest or not.”
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