What would you do if you found yourself face-to-face with Spider-Man? If you’re Emma Stone, apparently you’ve just got to put your hands on him.
I sat down with Stone and her costar Andrew Garfield to talk about their upcoming movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, and I asked them both their reactions to seeing Garfield in the full Spidey costume for the first time. Stone admitted that when she saw him in the suit, she got a bit handsy.
“It was so tactile,” Stone said, “I immediately was just touching him. Because you never expect to be in the room with Spider-Man, and the suit was just so well made and so beautiful.”
Garfield answered that his reaction to seeing himself in the costume inspired a mix of feelings: “It was overwhelming, of course, and surreal, and you kind of can’t believe it. And that kind of remained throughout, actually. I didn’t quite believe it, that it was me in the suit.” He went on to say that the feeling of disbelief helped ground him. He said, “I think if I started to believe it then I’d lose my mind a little.”