Exclusive! Why Did Emma Stone Nearly Pass On 'Spider-Man'?

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"It's easy," Emma Stone says about filming with her real-life love Andrew Garfield.

Emma Stone believes in love. Even when it's between a girl … and her red-suited, bug-eyed, pretty hot, web-slinging boyfriend.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone's science wunderwoman character Gwen finally hears the big three words — I love you — from Peter Parker/Spider-Man. And he doesn't just say it, but we won't reveal anything more because we don't want to ruin the movie.

How was it to act opposite her real love Andrew Garfield? On a Sunday morning in Manhattan, a chic looking Stone — wearing a beige silk blouse and mini-skirt — didn't hesitate to answer the question.

"It's great to be in this epic love story because this movie isn't just about the action," she says. "It's also about this couple and what they do for each other and how they support each other. Gwen supports him. He supports her. They have a love scene on a bridge that is really a beautiful moment. These are two people who really love each other."

YourTango: You do it all in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. What was the most difficult part of the movie?
Emma Stone:
 I should say the stunts, but then again it wasn't scary to do them. I always wanted to be Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan. That's just me. I love swinging from wires.

YourTango: Are you fearless enough to be hoisted up all those feet in the air to swing with Spidey?
Emma Stone:
 Oh, I'm not totally fearless. When I was seven, I fell off the six foot high parallel bars in gym and broke both of my arms. Remember that scene in Crazy, Stupid, Love when Ryan Gosling lifted me up and I was shaking? Ryan said, "Why don't you trust me?" I said, "Because you're only human. I trust wires and a stunt team!"

YourTango: So you have your height limits?
Emma Stone:
 I would never bungee jump, but put me on a roller coaster and I'm fine.

YourTango: Your character Gwen is really unique in that she celebrates girls with smarts. She seems very Emma Stone-like.
Emma Stone:
 I think we're similar in that we both knew what we wanted to do for a living at a very young age. We were both passionate about our goals. I always knew I wanted to be an actor. She knows she wants to go to college, study medicine and save people. We are very different in that Gwen is very science minded. Math is not my strong suit. She's also less dramatic than I am, which is why I became an actor.

YourTango: What was it like to film with Andrew?
Emma Stone:
 It's really great. It's easy because we've worked together in the past. It's really nice. When you're out making a movie, you're usually flying to some far-flung location and then being ripped away from these people you really like. This was a way to reunite with cast and crew. KEEP READING YOURTANGO'S INTERVIEW WITH EMMA STONE

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