Anne Hathaway went away for a long while because she knew we all can’t stand her and wanted to give us a break. Now she’s back, and while this was a chance for her to get back on good terms with the world and not be so annoying, she failed epically when she and husband Adam Shulman decided to take a page from Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield‘s book and punk the paparazzi with a charitable message.
Walking around New York this week, Anne and Adam held up cardboard signs with three websites listed to charities/causes they care about and wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July. They did at least give credit to Emma and Andrew, but the fact that she even decided to do this is just so… Anne. And so obnoxious. I appreciate getting the good message out, which is the only thing I give her vague credit about – there’s never a bad time to spread the word about causes you really care about. But it just seems so contrived and try-hard and… predictable. Copying off of something someone else did that we all found endearing so that she could try and be endearing as well is Anne Hathway’s M.O. and the reason she got such a bad rep in the first place.
Oh, Andrew Garfield – he’s so evolved! So progressive! We all know Spider-Man is a total stud with the ladies, but Andrew has a more important question: Why can’t he be gay? After all, Mary Jane could be a dude… named AJ! It’d be easy! Let’s do it!
Recently, he says, he had a philosophical discussion with producer Matt Tolmach about Mary Jane or “MJ” to fans. “I was kind of joking, but kind of not joking about MJ,” he tells EW. “And I was like, ‘What if MJ is a dude?’ Why can’t we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It’s hardly even groundbreaking!…So why can’t he be gay? Why can’t he be into boys?”
Garfield even has an actor in mind: “I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!” The star has clearly suggested a sexually flexible Spidey to his director, Marc Webb, as well. When EW later mentions the idea to Webb, the director says, “Michael B. Jordan, I know.” Oh, so he’s heard this too? “Uh, are you kidding?”
I mean, I kinda dig it – I think it would be really great to see a superhero character that’s gay or bisexual. It’s part of who he is, but he’s not defined by it – he’s defined by the good he puts into the world. After all, gay people aren’t just gay. They’re regular people who just happen to be attracted to the same sex. Having a superhero – especially one that’s so well-known and beloved – that’s “sexually flexible“, as EW so ineloquently put it, would be amazing.
Will it ever happen with Spider-Man. We’ll have to dream on, there. Nice to see someone like Andrew being so accepting and thoughtful about it, though – and no, that’s not sarcasm.
Even though I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about them before, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are one of my favorite couples right now. They’re both just so cute on their own, and they’re super cute together. Oh, and one time they did this thing where they were eating at some diner and they saw some photographers waiting to get some pictures, so they made these little signs on napkins with information about a couple of charities and their websites. Isn’t that precious? That kind of stuff is why I love them.
But guys, they’ve adopted a dog together. Isn’t that precious? They were looking for a dog, and they saw a cute golden retriever mix (People says she’s a purebred, but I’m not too sure). They liked her, but they weren’t for sure about her, but eventually they decided to be foster parents to her. And then a couple of days ago, right on Christmas Eve, they formally adopted her. They named her Ren, and they have since taken her for a walk:
“That freaking dreamboat ….. I think I’m more attracted to Ryan than any woman could ever be. I think about him so often. I’m not joking. I have a proper man crush. Years ago, we did a screen test together, and he was just so inspiring. He reminded me of what I imagined Pacino and De Niro were like back in the day, that kind of truthful, visceral, lived-in acting. I was like, That’s what I want to follow.
Also, wait a second. If Andrew Garfield is dating Emma Stone, and if Emma Stone belongs with Ryan Gosling, AND if Andrew Garfield has a big ol’ crush on Ryan Gosling, then why don’t they all just date each other? Can someone ask Ryan Gosling about this? And, most importantly, can someone take pictures if/when this happens?
I’ve got to hand it to Andrew Garfield. I wasn’t sure about him at first, you know? Sure, he’s a great actor. But he’s so skinny! So young-looking! He is hardly ideal for action-heroics.
And yet! It turns out he makes a heck of a Peter Parker in this, The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, and my word, he cuts a striking figure in that skin-tight red suit. (What’s that? Baby-faced Andrew Garfield is actually 28 years old, you say? Oh, thank God.)
Embedded above is the movie’s first 3D trailer. Of course it isn’t actually in 3D, not for plebes like us, but Screen Rant promises that the movie, shot in “true 3D,” will deliver.
How darling is Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, you guys? And I hardly recognized Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors. It stings that the role is no longer filled by Dylan Baker, but Ifans strikes the right chord between “empathetic” and “potentially insidious,” right? Phew.
This video was taped at yesterday’s Amazing Spider-Man Comic-Con panel:
In the video, an excited fan rushes to the microphone, starts gushing about how he’s always wanted to “be at Comic-Con, in Hall H, as Spider-Man.” Then, as he thanks the encouraging crowd, he removes his cowl to reveal that he is none other than superhero Andrew Garfield. (The fanny pack added a lot to his Comic-Con disguise, I think.)
Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him, and I agree. I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid, and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight. And upon receiving his power, unlike most who have become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think that we all wish we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for a loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated, and Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver.
OK, there are two lies in that headline. 1) Garfboy doesn’t do all of his own stunts, just like, a lot of them, and 2) We’re actually married, I’ve just failed to inform him. Hope this shows up in his publicist’s GoogleAlerts. Just kidding, hope it doesn’t. Don’t need to die of embarrassment today, thanks.
ANYWAY! I’ve put together yet another gallery of behind-the-scenesSpiderman shoot pictures for y’all to check out because who can resist a midday A. Garfield break and it’s pretty exciting that a new Spiderman movie is coming out. Yeah, it’s no Batman, but the first three Spiderman movies were really good and I’ll watch just about anything that involves that adorable and charming Emma Stone.
If you need anything, I’ll be over here being your creepy neighborhood gossip blogger with ill-advised crushes. Thanks!