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Kirsten Dunst On That Memorable Spider-Man Upside-Down Kiss: “It Was Almost Like I Was Resuscitating Him”

In Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire performed one of filmdom’s most memorable kisses. While Maguire’s Spider-Man is hanging upside down, Mary Jane removes his mask halfway to give him a “thank you” kiss in the pouring rain.

But Dunst now reveals that the moment was anything but romantic, at least for her. Speaking on ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show, she recalled the moment.

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“I remember [the film’s director] Sam Raimi giving me a book of famous kisses to be inspired, but also he really wanted to make it special, even though it was kind of miserable actually doing it. It was pouring with rain, freezing, Tobey couldn’t breathe so it was almost like I was resuscitating him.”

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