Contest to play Spider-Man's love interest narrowing
Image Credit: Jen Lowery/Startraksphoto.com; Bob Charlotte/PR Photos; Marion Curtis/Startraksphoto.com; Tommaso Boddi/PR Photos; Solarpix/PR Photos; Sylvain Gaboury/PR PhotosAndrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man, but who will play Peter Parker’s girlfriend? According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog, director Marc Webb and Garfield are now meeting with actresses in search of Spidey’s love-interest. At least five actresses are currently in the mix — (clockwise, from lower right) Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy, pictured in green shirt), Imogen Poots (Solitary Man), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World — THR says Winstead was an initial candidate who has fallen out of contention), Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew), Lily Collins (The Blind Side), and Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). What’s more, it’s not exactly clear which comic-book character they might be playing. They could be testing for Mary Jane Watson, Gwen Stacy, or perhaps even Parker’s first love, Betty Brant.
My vote goes to another Brit, The Blind Side‘s Collins, but who do you think would look best on Garfield’s arm?
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