Credit: Columbia Pictures; Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Kirsten Dunst and Shailene Woodley

When The Secret Life of the American Teenager’s Shailene Woodley was cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, reactions were mixed. Some fans were ecstatic to see her tackle such an iconic role, while others had a completely different idea of Peter Parker’s lady love.

But the most important person put her stamp of approval on the casting: Mary Jane’s original portrayer, Kirsten Dunst.

When MTV asked the actress what she thought of Shailene’s new role, she immediately said, "I really like her too, a lot,” later adding, “if I had to pick someone, I’m happy she’s following [in my shoes].”

In addition to thinking Shai is a “sweetheart and such a good actress” — Kirsten “loved her in The Descendants” — the actresses also have a lot more in common than a red dye job.

"I've met her a few times and we've talked about — we dorked out about — health foods, and we kind of know some of the same people,” Kirsten dished. “She's really into finding springs and natural water, and she'll like go get her water and things like that, and I've done that before. We’ve talked about that.”

Perhaps The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be about Mary Jane’s environmentalism! We kid. do you agree with Kirsten? Is Shailene’s casting spot-on or completely wrong? Sound off below!

Source: MTV


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