There’s an interview with Emma Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, in the new issue of SFX, and here’s a sneak preview for you:
“Peter Parker’s second in the class… I think that’s a huge part of Gwen’s attraction to Peter. He’s a stand-up guy. From the beginning he displays some heroic qualities, but he’s mysterious to her. They haven’t ever really connected, even though they’ve been in school together for a really long time.
In the comics, Mary Jane fell for Spider-Man. Gwen is in love with Peter Parker in spite of him being Spider-Man. Because her father leaves every day and faces death… It’s an Elektra complex – the fact that her boyfriend is in the face of danger all the time, and she’s aware of it.”
The Amazing Spider-Man is released in the UK on 3 July.