Hailee Steinfeld opens up about her time at Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse And potential spinoffs of fan-favorite characters.
during an interview The Hollywood Reporter, Speaking about her role in the recently released animated film, Steinfeld shared that it was “special” to see the film “does open with a lot of Gwen’s story.”
She explained: “I never got the full script. See [Across the Spider-Verse] Just a few weeks ago, it was like reading a script for the first time. “
“We dug deeper into who she is and why she is the way she is, and it’s a big evolution from where she was in the first role,” she said of her role in the film explain. “I’ve always loved the character, but from what we know about her, I like her even more in this movie.”
Stanfield, who voices Gwen, talked about working with Shay Whigham, who played her father in the film. She described the scene with Whigham as “very emotional, very touching”.
“Thankfully, I was able to be in the room with Shea Whigham when we were shooting those scenes,” she said.
“We’d already done it ourselves based on each other’s readings, but then the filmmakers asked us to do it together. So, in a way I kind of like it because I already know it so well. A lot of times, we’d be in a few days I didn’t get the material before, if that was the case, so I had to live with it and get a very clear picture of Gwen and where she was coming from in those scenes with her dad.”
She seemed surprised when asked if she’d heard the talk of a Gwen Stacy spinoff. However, she replied with a smile: “I know, but I haven’t heard of this.”
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Versewhich is the follow-up to the hit movie enter the spider verse (2018), in theaters June 2, 2023.