Kirsten Dunst was pressured to get “perfect Barbie doll teeth” by ‘Spider-Man’ bosses.
The 37-year-old actress – who played Mary Jane Watson opposite Toby Maguire as the titular webslinger in three movies between 2002 to 2007 – refused to give in to the request from film producers to get her gnashers “fixed”.
“I didn’t really want to do it.”— Kirsten Dunst
She told news.com.au: “On Spider-Man, one of the producers tried to subtly coerce me into changing my teeth into those perfect Barbie doll teeth. I was like, ‘Nope, not doing that’.”
And that wasn’t the only experience of working on the franchise that the actress felt uncomfortable with.
Kirsten was asked to “bungee jump” for a stunt and hated the experience so much, she refused to shoot the scene again.
She recalled: “I remember once with ‘Spider-Man’, they kept at me with this one stunt where they strung me to the top of the ceiling and basically I bungee jumped. I didn’t really want to do it, and when I tried it I said, ‘Well, you should’ve shot that because I’m never doing it again. You’ll have to find another way’. It was terrifying, I hated it.”