Shailene Woodley's Initial Reaction To Being Cut From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Shailene Woodley's Initial Reaction To Being Cut From THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

We've all heard from Marc Webb why Shailene Woodley, who was set to play Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, was cut from the film, but what was her initial reaction to receiving the news? Come check it out!

Shailene Woodley is a talented, up-and-coming actress who is best known for her roles in The Descendants, Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and maybe even more famously for a role she never got to show the world: Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It is widely known that after filming a few scenes, her role was cut from the the Marc Webb-directed film in post-production. Webb has said in the past that the decision was made in order to focus more on the Peter-Gwen relationship, which makes sense, rather than introduce Spidey's true lady love. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Woodley, who also graces the cover, shared her initial reaction to the news:

“For a few hours it was literally like, ‘Oh, my God, was I awful? Why did they cut me? What are people going to think?’ I woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘O.K., it makes total sense.’ I’m a pretty spiritual person, so I can just sit back and trust that everything happens for a reason, even if my ego doesn’t like it.”

Mary Jane Watson is expected to make her first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man series in the third film, which is expected to hit theaters June 10, 2016. It is uncertain whether or not Shailene Woodley will return to the role, mostly due to commitments to the Divergent franchise.

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TheRationalNerd - 6/10/2014, 8:31 PM
Time was this film's worse enemy. So many things had to get cut at the last minute. :(
Pedrito - 6/10/2014, 8:33 PM
So what happened at the end? Did she get cut for being ugly according to the fans?
TheRationalNerd - 6/10/2014, 8:34 PM
But will she be back in the Threequel or will they just recast?? I think she would've done well with the role.
superherofan21 - 6/10/2014, 8:34 PM
I really hope she gets the chance to come back in TASM 3. What happened to her really was a shame, but I suppose it was for the best. I'm glad they held off on including Mary Jane, but when she does come into the mix, Woodley HAS to play her. This might be a little off topic, but she was great in The Fault in Our Stars. She's not a bad actress by any means. Gorgeous, too. Perfect MJ in my opinion.
blackandyellow - 6/10/2014, 8:35 PM
"Who is this Mark Cassidy guy and why does he hate me?"

Just kidding, Ror.
TheRationalNerd - 6/10/2014, 8:37 PM
She's not ugly at all in my books. People were being way too harsh towards her casting...smh
TonyChu - 6/10/2014, 8:37 PM
The funny thing is she being cut really was the best thing for her career. I'm glad everything has worked out for her especially after all the douchebag ugly comments she endured.
TonyChu - 6/10/2014, 8:39 PM
@TheBlackNerd I agree she is very pretty and has that girl next door vibe.
DaVinci31 - 6/10/2014, 8:41 PM
"Probably the best for her, that movie was a train wreck."

batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:41 PM
Right, she's [frick]ing hideous...
themidnightking - 6/10/2014, 8:43 PM
This franchise doesn't know what it wants to do with itself
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:43 PM
She could have definitely pulled MJ off...
Talontd - 6/10/2014, 8:47 PM

There are two sides to every coin...

Highflyer - 6/10/2014, 8:47 PM
Tbh, i really enjoyed the character description this MJ and spider-man handling the abusive father. it sounded really good to me.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/10/2014, 8:48 PM
The movie was meh anyway so it's all good
TheRationalNerd - 6/10/2014, 8:50 PM

BatmanHeisenberg - 6/10/2014, 8:50 PM
Sigh, to late to avoid the assholes. She is very pretty, and I really hope she gets a role in ASM 3, just to piss all of you off.
Talontd - 6/10/2014, 8:50 PM
Don't get me wrong, I think she's pretty...
...but Mary-Jane is supposed to be a Supermodel. <-- You see "S"...she's no capital "S" bro...
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:50 PM
I was ready for that one, touche' @Talontd...but come on, many, many chics aren't very special without make-up, ha,ha...

SimonM7 - 6/10/2014, 8:51 PM
Yeah, she dodged a bullet.
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:52 PM
LOL @Simon, there ya go!
staypuffed - 6/10/2014, 8:52 PM
I feel like I've read that before.
Nomis - 6/10/2014, 8:53 PM
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:54 PM
LMAO Nomis, next time, find a larger pic of Ror!
Pedrito - 6/10/2014, 8:55 PM
Why did you put a picture of Mr. Bean next to Mila Kunis?
Indy - 6/10/2014, 8:55 PM
@Talontd @Batz

Nomis - 6/10/2014, 8:57 PM
@ batz - ;)
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 8:57 PM
Damn, just Google "stars without makeup" [frick], ruined my entire reaction...

Talontd - 6/10/2014, 8:58 PM

Haha, you sure were...and agreed...I think all those women (Shailene included and Cameron Diaz excluded (not counting The Mask)) are beautiful.

But c'mon...she's a good actress and all, but Shailene Woodley as a Supermodel??

Not buying it...and there is nothing wrong with saying that...IT'S NOT AN INSULT. Everyone can't be a Supermodel. This is one character where her backstory requires her to be GORGEOUS.
TheRationalNerd - 6/10/2014, 8:59 PM
...but Mary-Jane is supposed to be a Supermodel. <-- You see "S"...she's no capital "S" bro...

batz11 - 6/10/2014, 9:00 PM
Holy shit...

batz11 - 6/10/2014, 9:01 PM
Dio, you know, we are way too much a like, when I was writing that, when "pulled" and "off" came out, yeah, I was thinking of some jerking she'd be doing, ha, ha...
Pedrito - 6/10/2014, 9:01 PM
Nah, that last one is still hot, batz.
Talontd - 6/10/2014, 9:01 PM
WeddingTux - 6/10/2014, 9:02 PM
It feels like I've seen this comment thread before...
MediaMan - 6/10/2014, 9:03 PM
Minor point- MJ was not "Spidey's true lady love." Gwen always was. If Gwen had lived, Peter would have married her, and never even considered MJ.
Talontd - 6/10/2014, 9:03 PM

All I see is a pretty girl...
batz11 - 6/10/2014, 9:05 PM
Yeah, I know, she's maybe not "super-model" per say, but damn, she's not too far off...
I was actually on the Deborah Ann Woll band-wagon, but she's not necessarily super-model, but damn, she's fine as all hell!
LuBeTHiGhWalK3R - 6/10/2014, 9:05 PM
@Batz was that Mila pic taken after her match against Mayweather?

blackandyellow - 6/10/2014, 9:06 PM
Sophie Turner for MJ as long as she can do an American accent.

Sansa is a fox or should I say wolf?
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