Published May 16, 2017This summer, Sony will offer up its third iteration of Spider-Man in 10 years with the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming. While many Avengers fans have already welcomed Tom Holland's Spidey into the Marvel Universe, an old Spidey mainstay is a little ambivalent. In a new interview, Kirsten Dunst doesn't seem to care about the latest instalment of her beloved franchise.
Variety asked Dunst how she feels about Homecoming, and she made it clear that she views her Spider-Man trilogy as the one true trilogy. "I don't care," she said of the reboots, including Andrew Garfield's disastrous turn in the suit. "Everyone likes our Spider-Man. C'mon, am I right or what? Listen, I'd rather be in the first ones than the new ones."
Dunst added that she was eager to play Mary Jane in Sam Raimi's first movie. "I wanted to be in that movie so badly," Dunst added. "I loved it, and I wish we could have made a fourth."
While she was proud to play the role, however, Dunst was not paid as much as her co-stars. "Because I was young, I thought, 'Oh wow, I'm getting paid a lot of money for the Spider-Man movies,'" she recalled. "But definitely the men were getting paid more. So yes, I experienced that."
Further, it wasn't just money that suggested more of Hollywood's hidden misogyny. She added that producers were extremely insulting about the appearance of her teeth — something she has never experienced with her frequent collaborator Sofia Coppola.
"She was always a good influence on me as a young woman," Dunst said of Coppola. "She said to me, 'I love your teeth; don't ever fix your teeth.' I remember doing a Spider-Man movie later, and one of the producers was like, 'I need to take you to the dentist!' They even fixed my teeth on the poster. But I just knew I was never doing that. Sofia is the chicest, coolest girl, and she thinks my teeth are great."
Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst's latest collaboration The Beguiled will arrive in cinemas on June 23.