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Kirsten Dunst opens up on iconic Spider-Man kissing scene she admits was 'miserable' to film
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Kirsten Dunst opens up on iconic Spider-Man kissing scene she admits was 'miserable' to film

The actress starred as Mary-Jane Watson in the 2002 movie

Some movie scenes might go down in history as iconic, but filming them isn't always as fun.

From Gandalf's amazing 'you shall not pass' line in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, to Andy Dufresne standing in the rain after finally breaking out of Shawshank prison - there are hundreds of film moments like these.

And another that a lot of people would hail as iconic is that kissing scene between Mary-Jane and Spider-Man in the 2002 movie based on the Marvel superhero.

Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire starred in the 2002 movie Spider-Man.
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Kirsten Dunst starred as Mary-Jane, with Tobey Maguire playing the lead of Spider-Man himself.

In the scene in question, Maguire is in his Spider-Man suit hanging upside down when Mary-Jane (who is stood upright) pulls down the mouth part of his mask so she can kiss him.

Adding the the drama of the moment, the pair are in torrential rain as they lock lips.

While it made for brilliant watching, it apparently wasn't so great to film.

Speaking to Jonathan Ross about the legendary moment on The Jonathan Ross Show in an episode that's set to air tomorrow (March 30), Dunst shares: "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."

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of Spider-Man.
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It wasn't miserable because she was having to kiss Maguire, however, but because of the rather unfavorable weather conditions.

"It was pouring with rain, freezing, Tobey couldn’t breathe so it was almost like I was resuscitating him," the actress goes on to add, as per The Independent.

Dunst's feature on the show comes ahead of the release of her highly anticipated new movie, Civil War.

"In a dystopian future America, a team of military-embedded journalists races against time to reach Washington, D.C., before rebel factions descend upon the White House," the film's synopsis reads.

Dunst's new movie 'Civil War' hits cinemas soon.
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With Civil War's release just a couple of weeks away, the reviews are starting to trickle in - and so far it's been well received.

At the time of writing, it boasts a 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, with one critic labelling the movie as 'extraordinary stuff'.

Empire Magazine's John Nugent wrote of the film: "As a political statement, Civil War is provocative and occasionally exasperating; as a purely cinematic experience, it is urgent, heart-in-mouth, extraordinary stuff."

The A24 movie hits cinemas on April 12.

Topics: Spider-Man, Celebrity, Film and TV