Kirsten Dunst Shares Her Thoughts On Shailiene Woodley's Casting In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Kirsten Dunst Shares Her Thoughts On Shailiene Woodley's Casting In AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

With Shailiene Woodley signed on to play Mary Jane Watson in the follow-up to The Amazing Spider-Man, what does Kirsten Dunst (who played the character in Sam Raimi's trilogy) think of her replacement?

Speaking with MTV News while promoting On The Road, Kirsten Dunst - best known for playing Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy - shares her thoughts on the news that Shailiene Woodley (The Descendants) will play the character in Sony Pictures' sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which will begin production in February. Ever since it was reported that Woodley was in talks for the role of Peter Parker's most popular love interest, many fans have been unsure of the casting choice. However, Dunst has nothing but good things to say about the young actress, going on to discuss their encounters in the past.

"I really like her too, a lot," she said. "I've met her a few times and we've talked about health foods, we know some of the same people, she's really into finding springs and natural water and she'll go get her water and things like that. I've done that before, and we've talked about that. I think she's a sweetheart and such a good actress. I'm happy. If I had to pick someone, I'm happy she's following in my shoes."

It has previously been reported that Woodley's role as MJ in the first sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man won't be very large, but will be much more significant in the third film of the series. Do you think she's a good choice to replace Kirsten Dunst?

The Amazing Spider-Man sequel also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Sally Field and Dane DeHaan. The film is set to hit theaters May 2nd, 2014.

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TheMadman - 12/14/2012, 12:01 PM
I'm gonna be the one to say that, quite frankly, anyone coulda stepped into your shoes - even Garfield - and will probably be better. Cause you sucked as Mary Jane.
RorMachine - 12/14/2012, 12:13 PM
Just once I would love to read one of these where the actor says something like - "HER? lmao, she's gonna [frick]ing suck".
Brainiac13 - 12/14/2012, 12:14 PM
what he said
Hudson3D - 12/14/2012, 12:16 PM
LOL @ RorMachine
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 12:16 PM
I like Shailene Woodley as an actress and I feel she'll do very well as MJ. Anything's better than Ol' Snaggletooth Dunst.

RadicalDuck - 12/14/2012, 12:17 PM
Kirsten Dunst is an ok actress...but her version of Mary Jane? It was completely off. Whoever decided to make her a 'girl next door' kind of character clearly never read the comic books.
vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:18 PM
She's better pick than Dunst, but only by a bit. MARY JANE WATSON IS A SUPERMODEL. Victoria's Secret model with red hair. Why can't they find that?
StrangerX - 12/14/2012, 12:19 PM
WTF When did this girl get casted as MJ
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 12:21 PM
@vtopa Because most of them have never acted in their lives and are about as intelligent as a bag of hammers.
Optimist18 - 12/14/2012, 12:22 PM
@DrHorrible Ah, somebody beat me to it, lol. Although, I'd be a little nicer and not say they're dumb.
616 - 12/14/2012, 12:23 PM
KD was about as good at playing MJ as eddy izzard is good at playing straight.
Ha1frican - 12/14/2012, 12:24 PM
Please dont follow in her shoes
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 12:25 PM
@Optimist18 I like to be honest...most of the time...OK, some of the time...Whatever, you know what I mean.
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 12/14/2012, 12:28 PM
@Ror Remember when Thomas Jane was talking crap about Ray Stevenson taking over the Punisher? He was all like "That guy ain't the Punisher! I'm the Punisher!". Even jack Nicholson said Heath Ledgers Joker wasn't the Joker. Of course after Heath passed away Jack changed his mind.
vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:28 PM
@DrHorrible -- I wasn't suggesting a VS model, just an actress built like one. A teen version of Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, etc.
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 12:31 PM

datNAMEtho - 12/14/2012, 12:32 PM
OMG she's so hot!!!!!!
Optimist18 - 12/14/2012, 12:34 PM
@DrHorrible I see what you're saying, but it's still a stereotype to a certain extent. Just because someone's beautiful doesn't mean they're a blooming idiot.
mk - 12/14/2012, 12:35 PM
Guess im not up to date.. when was she officially casted?
Optimist18 - 12/14/2012, 12:36 PM
@DrHorrible Thanks to those pictures, I have to change my pants now, lol...
MrChuff - 12/14/2012, 12:40 PM
Anyone is better than Snarly... The only thing she brought to her interpretation of MJ was some sterling chapel hat pegs.

vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:42 PM
If those pics are the best you can do, I'll pass...
Superheromovies2000 - 12/14/2012, 12:43 PM
I agree with everyone here!! Dunst was horrible!!! Why would anyone care what she has to say about anything! Isn't Dunst a Coke-head lol? GTFO, and exactly why can't they cast a beautiful actress to play MJ? Is Mary E. Winsted to expensive to hire? F you Sony!
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 12:44 PM
@vtopa Sorry if I can't find suprememly skanky pictures of her. Most of them are classy ones from red carpet premieres. But, to each their own.
thespiderkat - 12/14/2012, 12:48 PM
she's cute and a good actress, but garfield is gonna look like pedobear doing scenes with this mary jane.
avengersleagueofjusticeforamerica - 12/14/2012, 12:50 PM
Sucked as mj. I thought before tasm that Emma stone should've been mj.
theboywonder - 12/14/2012, 12:53 PM
Lay off Dunst, she's hot and you know it. So is Shailiene. I think she'll be a good mix between ultimate and 616
Scooby - 12/14/2012, 12:53 PM
sucked as Mary Jane?

vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:55 PM
@DrHOrrible. LMAO. Damnit! If only we had some skanky pics!
CrimsonArk - 12/14/2012, 12:55 PM
Lol at the shallow nerds who always think they know the best.
Bet they're the same people who complain about celebrities looking too "perfect". Would you rather have a super hot girl who hasn't proven herself at acting, or a really pretty girl who's displayed her acting chops? Be honest, people on here would b*tch either. Plus, idiots on here set their sights on one actor/actress in particular, and if it isn't them then they complain and overract. Jesus, nice job filling the sterotypes guys. Angry, overly-dramatic, shallow nerds. Classy.
vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:57 PM
PS Dunst was actually awesome in Interview witha Vampire. To play it that good as a 10 year old. Wow. But, she was TOTALLY miscast as MJ. It really came to light in Spiderman 3 when they had all these billboards pitching her as a model hawking some perfume like she was Scarlett Johansen or Charlize something. Puh-leeeeeeze.
vtopa - 12/14/2012, 12:59 PM
@CrimsonArk -- I think you are short-chanign people on this board. We read the SOURCE material and know what the actress SHOULD look and act like. Was Sly Stallone cast properly as Judge Dredd? How about Dolph Lundgren as the Punisher?
GodzillaKart - 12/14/2012, 1:04 PM
Not really happy with either in the role.
JayJayCAW - 12/14/2012, 1:05 PM
I just waiting for a interview with someone where they ask them there opinion on a new actor/actress who's replacing them, and instead of the "TYPICAL" answer of "oh I love so and so" they say "WHAT THE [frick], NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
genesis609 - 12/14/2012, 1:08 PM
DrHorrible - 12/14/2012, 1:15 PM

AztecRainGod - 12/14/2012, 1:16 PM
Who gives a shit how old Garfield is? The point is, he LOOKS like hes 20 years old and hes a great actor.

If your going to hate, at least find something reasonable to bitch/hate about.
UrbanKnight - 12/14/2012, 1:22 PM
Progressive > regressive.
Seejay - 12/14/2012, 1:23 PM
@aztecRaingod - 12/14/2012, 1:16 PM
patriautism - 12/14/2012, 1:23 PM
Woodley looks like Female Andrew Garfield, like She could be his sister..
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