Original Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst has opened-up about some of the difficulties she faced working on the franchise, admitting that at one point she refused to change her teeth at the request of a producer.
The actress played Mary Jane Watson in the Sam Raimi movie trilogy, though has explained that she refused to do a few things that crossed boundaries while making the films.
“I’ve always said no,” she told news.com.au. “Like, it’s my life, you know? I remember once with Spider-Man, they kept at me with this one stunt where they strung me to the top of the ceiling and basically I bungee jumped.
“I didn’t really want to do it, and when I tried it I said, ‘Well, you should’ve shot that because I’m never doing it again. You’ll have to find another way’. It was terrifying, I hated it – so you should’ve shot that because I will never do it again.”
When discussing another problem on the first movie, she said: “And on Spider-Man one of the producers tried to subtly coerce me into changing my teeth into those perfect Barbie doll teeth. I was like, ‘Nope, not doing that either’.”
While the Raimi trilogy ended with 2007’s Spider-Man 3, the director recently admitted that he often thinks about the planned unmade fourth movie.
“I think about it all the time. It’s hard not to, because each summer another Spider-Man film comes out!” he said. “So when you have an unborn one, you can’t help but think what might have been. But I try to focus on what will be, and not look into the past.”
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