Spidey's girl

"SPIDER-MAN 3 looks great," Kirsten Dunst says. "I've seen parts of it in the editing room and then in looping. I know I'll be proud of it, but I'll definitely be watching it with hands over my eyes. I just hate watching myself on screen."



You'd think that Dunst would be used to it by now. She's grown up on the big screen and before the eyes of moviegoers who've seen her evolve from a little girl in Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) and Interview with the Vampire (1994) into a talented teenager in Jumanji (1995), Small Soldiers (1998) and Bring It On (2000), and finally into a formidable young actress in The Cat's Meow (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Marie Antoinette (2006).

Dunst's greatest success, of course, has been in the comic-book-based Spider-Man adventures. She's played Mary Jane Watson, the redheaded love interest to Peter "Spider-Man" Parker (Tobey Maguire), in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and now Spider-Man 3, which will spin its first web on May 4.


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