Kirsten Dunst Reflects on Her Iconic Kiss in ‘Spider-Man’:”It Was Kind of Miserable Actually Doing It”

Kirsten Dunst Reflects on Her Iconic Kiss in ‘Spider Man It Was Kind of Miserable Actually Doing It

No matter whether you are a fan of Mary Jane or Gwen Stacy, you have to agree that Kirsten Dunst’s portrayal of the former is legendary at this point. Dunst portrayed Mary Jane in Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, which is still the most financially successful movie of her’s up to this point.

One scene in ‘Spider-man’ released in 2002 is iconic, and we’re talking about the upside-down kiss with her co-star Tobey Maguire. If you’re looking at this through the rose-tinted glasses, you probably remember the scene as peak romantic cinema, well Dunst would like to disagree with you.

Recently on Jonathan Ross Show, Dunst reflected back on shooting the scene and made her point to describe how filming it was actually miserable.

I remember Sam Raimi (director) giving me a book of famous kisses to be inspired but also he really wanted to make it special even though it was kind of miserable actually doing it.

Dunst said that circumstances surrounding the scene made it really hard to breathe for Tobey.

It was pouring with rain, freezing, Tobey couldn’t breathe so it was almost like I was resuscitating him.

This is something that the actress stated on multiple occasions. Despite the movie being a box-office and critical hit, filming it wasn’t the most pleasant experience, partly due to tensions on set between Franco and Maguire. Franco at some point during the filming developed a crush on Dunst, which she couldn’t reciprocate due to at that point already dating Maguire. Franco also felt that Raimi gave more attention to his co-starts than to him.

Tobey and Kirsten Dunst became a couple around that time. I had a crush on Kirsten, and I think I was upset about that as well. Tobey was mad at me for a while. By the second film we were cool, but that’s another reason I felt hurt, with you giving Tobey all the attention.

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