“Spider-Man” producer warns Tom Holland and Zendaya not to be on date

  • “Spider-Man” producer Amy Pascal said she warned Tom Holland and Zendaya not to date them.
  • She told the New York Times that she gave them each a “talk” after their casting.
  • Pascal said she told them not to have a romance in real life, but they ignored her.

“Spider-Man” producer Amy Pascal said she warned Tom Holland and Zendaya against dating in real life when they landed their roles as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and MJ, respectively. , in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

“I took Tom and Zendaya apart, separately, when we first picked them up and gave them a talk. Don’t go, don’t do it. Try not to do it,” said Pascal, a former Sony executive, in a recent interview with the New York Times.

“I gave the same advice to Andrew [Garfield] and Emma [Stone]. It might just complicate things, you know? And they all ignored me, ”she added.

Pascal’s comment was sparked when interviewer Brooks Barnes mentioned that former “Spider-Man” partners had actual romances – Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi and Andrew Garfield’s “Spider-Man” trilogy and Emma Stone in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider” -Men “movies.

Maguire and Dunst portrayed the iconic comic book love interests Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Mary Jane Watson in the Raimi films released between 2002 and 2007. They had a brief romance while working on the first film.

“I actually had some concerns about it”, Raimi told the Sydney Morning-Herald in 2007 after the release of “Spider-Man 3.

“They apparently started dating, I think, in the middle of the first movie… although I didn’t know it at the time,” he said. “They ended up breaking up before the second movie. I was afraid they wouldn’t find the same chemistry again, but it was just me who worried.”

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst kiss backwards "Spider Man."

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in “Spider-Man”.

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History repeated itself when Garfield and Stone were cast as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy love interests in Sony / Marvel’s Spidey reboot.

In 2012, upon the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Garfield said MTV News that he was “so happy” when Stone was chosen.

“These are the days that I would look forward to, you know? For Peter too, because Peter goes through horrible things in the movie. There is joy in living his first love,” he said.

In one Vogue teens interview that year, the actor vividly recalled his first interaction with Stone.

It was like I woke up when she walked in, “Garfield said, describing him as” diving into whitewater rapids and having no desire to hang on to the side. “

“Throughout the shoot it was wild and exciting. I couldn’t help but try to stay with her, keep up with her pace and not let her slip away,” he said. he adds.

Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker kiss "The Amazing Spider-Man."

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in “The Amazing Spider-Man”.

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Pierre and Garfield to divide in 2015, the year following the theatrical release of “TASM 2”. Since then, Garfield has continued to express his support for Stone, recounting Vanity Show in 2017: “We care about each other so much, and it’s a given, it’s kind of that unconditional thing.”

“I am his biggest fan as an artist,” he added.

Holland, the last actor to play the web-slinger, met Zendaya during his “Spider-Man: Homecoming” screen test for the role of MJ.

The stars have denied romance rumors for years, but in July they were photographed kissing in a car.

MJ and Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: No Path Home."

Zendaya and Tom Holland in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.

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In one cover story for GQ’s Man of the Year issue, Holland said he and Zendaya “kind of felt deprived of our privacy” when they were photographed by paparazzi.

“One of the downsides to our fame is that privacy is no longer really in our control, and a moment that you think is between two people who love each other very much is now a moment shared with the whole world,” he said. he declared. noted.

“Loving someone is a sacred thing and a special thing and something that you want to deal with, experience and experience and appreciate among the two people who love each other,” Zendaya told the post.

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