USMAGAZINE.COM – Andrew Garfield won’t discuss his love life with Emma Stone, but he’s happy to praise her talents as an actress! While promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in late July at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., the 28-year-old actor politely declined to answer a question about the redheaded beauty.
“How do you like working with Emma Stone, and is there a danger of taking work home?” an Associated Press reported asked. Garfield quipped, “Well, you’re assuming something there, which I will not be commenting about.”
He then went on to only discuss what it’s like to work with the 24-year-old professionally. “I love it. She’s a great gal, and, as we all know, a singular talent, like a completely unique, singular talent. She just was born like a purebred, in terms of you just say ‘go’ and she goes.”
“It’s infuriating because I can’t keep up with it. So it’s beautiful to work with such an incredibly talented and wonderful person.”
The pair may keep their relationship private now, but the Social Network actor did reveal how he fell for The Help actress during a chat with MTV News in June 2012.
“We got on really well as people, in between [takes],” the actor said about meeting Stone during Amazing Spider-Man auditions. “That was the fun stuff: In between, we’d just mess around and I felt, ‘Ah, this is different.’ I wasn’t really aware of what was happening in the screen test. She keeps you on your toes and that wakes you up. That was the beginning.”
THEWRAP.COM – Hot off a hilarious turn in Sony’s “This Is the End,” Danny McBride has signed on to join Bradley Cooper in Cameron Crowe’s next movie, TheWrap has learned.
Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams also star in the Sony film, which Scott Rudin is producing with writer-director Crowe.
The project is rumored to be a revamped version of Crowe’s old script “Deep Tiki,” which had been slated to star Ben Stiller.
An individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Cooper will play a defense contractor supervisor assigned to oversee the launch of a weapon satellite from Hawaii. Stone will play his Air Force liaison — a pretty, ambitious pilot — and together the duo become convinced by mystical island forces and a talking computer to help scuttle the satellite’s orbit.
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM – Bradley Cooper has made it a priority to work with great directors in his career — examples range from Neil Burger and Joe Carnahan to Derek Cianfrance and David O. Russell — and he’s looking to continue that trend with Cameron Crowe. In an interview with HuffPost Entertainment to discuss the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond The Pines,” Cooper confirmed that he will star in Crowe’s next untitled feature.
“Yeah, we start shooting in September,” Cooper said about the film, which he was first attached to in a Deadline.com report back in October of 2012. “I can’t really say anything about the script, but I’m excited.”
Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams will star in Crowe’s feature along with Danny McBride. Cooper said McBride had also signed on for the new film, news that was confirmed by McBride’s representatives. No word yet on the role the “This Is The End” star will play in the project.
Crowe’s film, his first since “We Bought A Zoo” in 2011, has remained cloaked in mystery, but TheWrap reporter Jeff Sneider noted that it could be a rewrite of an old script from the writer-director called “Deep Tiki,” a film set partially in Hawaii. (Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon were attached as the leads to that screenplay in 2008.) A recent casting notice looking for a young actor to play Mitchell, a boy who “is obsessed with Hawaiian myths and folklore, and always has a video camera in his hands, taping everything,” lends credence to that suggestion.
EXTRATV.COM – “Extra’s” Ben Lyons got the scoop on “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” — from Andrew Garfield’s onscreen chemistry with offscreen love Emma Stone, to the intense backstory Jamie Foxx created for villain Electro.
Garfield played coy about Emma, but he did admit that they have good chemistry, adding it would be a “bummer” if their onscreen romance was “limp” like a “wet fish.” He explained, “She’s a talented actress and that’s nice to work with.”
FLICKSANDBITS.COM – In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues to adjust to his crime fighting life as Spider-Man and relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) while dealing with new enemies, the return of Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), and discovering more about his past. Directed by Marc Webb and set for a May 2nd, 2014 release, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2? stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Marton Csokas and Sarah Gadon. Hans Zimmer will be composing the music for the film.
Coming back to this sequel for the second time around, is the relationship between Peter Parker and Spider-Man still just as difficult and complicated?
Andrew Garfield: Definitely. What I discovered on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is that it’s just a mess. Peter is a mess. Spider-Man is a mess. But what’s important to know is that when we meet Spider-Man at the beginning of this film, he’s taking great pleasure in his power and he’s in full control of it. It’s a little bit like Usain Bolt and his 25 minutes before he runs the 100 meters, with his preparation plan – because he has the ability to do that. He accesses a very relaxed, free, playful state of mind. What I love about this Spider-Man now is that he has the confidence to not only be heroic, but it’s not boring. He’s able to mess with people as he’s being heroic. He’s Bugs Bunny to a certain degree. And also, what I discovered is that Peter is his little brother in a way. He has split personalities. He’s in the shadows and Spider-Man gets all the power, the attention, and he gets to live out his fantasy life. When he gets home, Peter has all the bangs and the bruises and the aches and the pains and the scrapes, and the adrenalin has left his body, and he has to look in the mirror, and he has to see a real boy in the mirror as opposed to this symbol that’s greater than any human being. That dynamic is really, really interesting – this inner dynamic between the older brother and the younger brother. It’s complicated as it should be, and Peter Parker has historically been complicated, and the more complicated, the better. The more guilt, the better. The more pain, the better for Peter. And the more joy and pleasure for Spider-Man, the better. Those two things were really fun to play. It’s really exciting to explore.
Can you talk a little bit about how Peter and Gwen’s relationship evolves in this movie?
Andrew Garfield: It relates to what I said earlier, in that it’s hard to have a life as Peter. It’s tough. It’s like being an emergency aid worker. It’s 24/7. His job has no breaks., you’re always on call. And it’s not that you can switch your beeper off. Who has a beeper anymore?! I’m like the original Stan Lee Spider-Man in the 1960s. I can’t switch it off. It’s a physical impulse that Spider-Man has. It’s like, “I have to go.” So I could be in the middle of a proposal, I could be proposing to Gwen, I could be on one knee, and then suddenly, “I really have to go. Sorry, sorry! Don’t hate me! I love you! I love you! I have to go and save a cat from a tree.” It’s that small and because of his overdeveloped sense of responsibility (laughs). He’s human, he’s not superhuman ultimately. He’s just a dude and relationships are hard anyway as we all know, but it’s especially hard for someone who has to be so dedicated to his work, and that’s part of the struggle that Peter has with Gwen in this story.
Sony unveiled some footage of Jamie Foxx’s Spider-Man villain, Electro, in advance of tomorrow’s grand Comic-Con introduction to the character.
Foxx’s Oscorp employee is plugged into a device that jolts him into a new reality. But it doesn’t make him feel blue — on the inside anyway. He seems to like it. “I can feel it in the walls,” says Foxx’s Max Dillon. “I feel it in my veins.”
Watch Electro put a charge into the upcoming sequel, due in theaters May 2, 2014.
Yesterday, AskMen.com published The Great Male Survey of 2013 that outlines their readers’ behavior in the workplace as well as the bedroom. Among other things, the editors of AskMen wanted to know “Which Female Celebrity Would You Like Your Girlfriend To Be More Like?” The answer is hardly surprising, but interesting nonetheless.
In first place, Miss Spider-Man Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone, if you’re not up to speed) won by a margin with 29 percent of the votes. Jennifer Lawrence, another media darling and fan favorite, swept up 28 percent of the votes — and tied with blond bombshell Kate Upton, who also got a deserving 28 percent.
For a feature in the August Issue of INTERVIEW Magazine, Emma was asked to interview Shailene Woodley, with whom she briefly worked for the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ movie. Shailene opened up on living a healthy life, her body insecurities and more. Read on:
INTERVIEWMAGAZINE.COM – Actress Emma Stone, who was in New York, connected by phone one late spring night with the 21-year-old Woodley in Chicago, where she was shooting Divergent, to discuss her graduation from Secret Life, her quickly expanding oeuvre, and the challenges of growing up, acting out, and coming of age—both on-screen and off.
EMMA STONE: I wanted to start by asking you about something that I know you’re really interested in. Recently, you came over to the apartment in New York where I’ve been staying while shooting [The Amazing Spider-Man 2.] The building has a roof deck with a little garden, so we went up there, and I was surprised that you were able to identify the herbs that were growing there—I remember specifically that you identified the thyme. I know that you’re really passionate about herbalism and organic farming. How did you get into that?
SHAILENE WOODLEY: I was an environmentalist in high school—or, I guess, a self-proclaimed environmentalist—and I started reading about the food system in America and how it’s owned by all of these corporations. I was on a quest to find out what healthy really meant because people were saying that veganism was healthy or that the Paleo diet was healthy, but I really had no idea. So I started researching indigenous people and what their lifestyles were like because I was fascinated by the fact that they could still run in their eighties and still had amazing muscular and nervous systems, whereas in America now, by the time we get to our thirties, it’s really hard for us to lose weight and maintain a healthy body and composition. So I just started adapting my lifestyle to that of indigenous people, and what I realized is that we’re all indigenous creatures on this planet. The whole concept of re-wilding came about through some really good friends of mine, and it’s basically about adapting to your current situation. If you’re in the city, then you can’t go back to hunter-and-gatherer times, so you have to adapt to the lifestyle that’s out there. Herbalism is part of that, and knowing how to heal our bodies naturally and knowing about organic farming. It’s so important and essential to the Earth, to Gaia. We want to continue to live on this planet, and I think we need to break down the associations that we have that we’re different from nature—that we need to protect the Earth and save the Earth—when we are, in fact, part of the Earth. So it all starts with us. If we want to save the planet, then I think we need to start saving ourselves in order to do that. I believe that organic farming, among many other practices, can really start that shift.
STONE: It’s rare for someone to have such a passion for health at such a young age. How did that start for you?
WOODLEY: Well, I started noticing that I was dependent on all of these systems. I was dependent on going to the doctor to tell me what was wrong with me. I was dependent on going to a certain class to learn certain information. I was dependent on going to Vons or Whole Foods to get my groceries, and I didn’t know where anything was from. Honestly, everything changed when I went to Hawaii to film The Descendants. We were on these islands for four months. It was at the very beginning of my young adult life, and I think just being connected to nature in that way really reminded me of what life is about—at least for me. I believe that life is about the importance of reconnecting to our roots and living. I think that anything in excess can be toxic—just like not enough of some things can be toxic—so it’s just about finding the perfect balance of whatever works for you and helps you find lasting positivity and happiness. I’ve found that self-love and self-expression for me can just come in the form of trees and come in the form of connecting back to the soil.
STONE: You must have had access to a lot of that in Topanga when you were on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. You shot the show in one location for all five years, right?
WOODLEY: Yes, when I was doing Secret Life, I was able to live in the mountains, and I’m so grateful for it because, after working very long hours, you’d get to come home to frogs and deer and coyotes. It felt like we were very disconnected from the city of Los Angeles even though we were really only a few miles outside of it.
ADVOCATE.COM – Before strutting her stuff in the rom-com Walk of Shame, in theaters next spring, Elizabeth Banks returns as outrageously stylish District 12 escort Effie Trinket in November’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment of the dystopian sci-fi adventure series. We caught up with the 39-year-old Emmy nominee to discuss her most important role as a vocal gay ally on Twitter.
If you were to play a lesbian, which actress would you want cast as your love interest?
Angelina Jolie is always super-hot and Christina Hendricks is pretty ridiculous, but I think I would have a lot of fun with Emma Stone.
LATIMES.COM – Andrew Garfield, who took over the role of Peter Parker and his superhero alter ego in Marc Webb’s 2012 feature “The Amazing Spider-Man,” will appear in person Friday, July 19, at San Diego’s Comic-Con International as part of Sony’s panel presentation in Hall H, the studio confirmed Wednesday.
The actor — along with producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, Webb and actors Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan – will be in attendance to tout “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which is set for release May 2, 2014.
Emma Stone will return in the Webb-directed sequel as Gwen Stacy, with Chris Cooper and DeHaan joining the cast as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced. Foxx is playing the villain Electro in the film.
The Sony session, which will take place in the convention’s marquee 6,500-seat ballroom, also will offer detailed looks at the animated entry “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2? — with a panel for the Sept. 27 release comprising voice actors Anna Faris and Terry Crews and directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn — and the studio’s remake of “Robocop.”
Back in 2011, Garfield won over fans in Hall H, appearing in the audience in a Spider-Man costume and delivering a speech about his deep affection for the character.
“I wouldn’t be able to stand here if it wasn’t for Spider-Man,” he said at the time. “I’m living out every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger. We all wished we had the courage to stand up for ourselves, for the people we loved…. This is the coolest moment of my life. Thank you for being here to share it with me.”