Emma Stone: Jennifer Lawrence Gave Me Courage To Play Gwen Stacy

Emma Stone will soon make her mark on superhero film history, playing Gwen Stacy alongside Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Marc Webb’s upcoming, “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

While many actresses would leap at the chance to play the mega role, Emma was initially hesitant to sign on, but found strength in the words of another blockbuster newcomer, Jennifer Lawrence.

“I love Jennifer Lawrence and I watched a lot of her interviews for ‘Hunger Games’ — it was kind of the same thing she was feeling,” the actress told Access Hollywood’s Scott Mantz at “The Amazing Spider-Man” junket in New York on Saturday, referencing Jennifer’s publicized trepidation toward taking on Katniss Everdeen. “What scared me was the idea of, ‘What could happen to my life after doing something like this?’

“But the part and the process outweighed that fear,” Emma continued. “It felt like a stupid reason to not be part of this — what might happen [and] how [my] life could change didn’t feel like enough of a reason to not play Gwen, not to get to be involved with this and not to get to act with Andrew or to get to tell the story in a different way.”

Source: Access Hollywood