Emma Stone had a ''morbid curiosity'' about her character in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.
The actress was thrilled to land the role of the superhero's first love Gwen Stacy in the new movie because she is fascinated with their tragic romance which ends in Gwen's death in the comic book series.
She told TotalFilm: ''I think I have a morbid curiosity. I've always had this awareness of my own mortality, so it's like, 'Wow, that's pretty epic.' And also the way her death goes is so heart-wrenching and so tragic, it's not just her death but it's all the other elements of it that are a huge draw to the character.
''Does that sound f****d up? I thought it was awesome. I just thought it was just staggering, and so bold. And I know people boycotted the comics when it happened. It's a really wild and oddly very exciting element for me to play. There's a little insight into my psyche.''
Emma's real-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield plays Spider-Man and his alter-ego Peter Parker in the film and she praised the director Marc Webb for allowing them to build on their chemistry.
She said: ''Well, I think the thing about chemistry is - I might be wrong, other people might disagree with me - but it's kinda hard to build chemistry. To build a relationship is one thing, but chemistry is so...
''You either have that thing - that rapport, and you get each other - or you don't. And so the chemistry part was nice because he was just really easy to get along with instantly, but then you're building the character.
''And Marc giving us the opportunity to improvise a lot was really beneficial for building that relationship, just because falling in love for the first time as those people is awkward and uncomfortable and you're 17 and you're finding your footing in that way, so it was nice to be able to build that.''