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“The sort of thing that feels impossible”: Hailee Steinfeld Felt She Ruined Her Chance To Play Live-Action Spider-Gwen Because of Her Role in Hawkeye

Hailee Steinfeld is one of the most popular names among superhero fans with her entry in the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The 26-year-old actress is already a star with her live-action role in the series named Hawkeye and her role as Gwen in the recently released Spider-Man film. The Academy Award-nominated actress is getting lots of love and appreciation from the fans for voicing the Ghost-spider.

Hailee Steinfeld Kate Bishop
Hailee Steinfeld Kate Bishop

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Hailee Steinfeld accepts feeling doubtful of her live-action project with Marvel

Hailee Steinfeld talked about her role in the recent release Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz. The host asked her,

“When they offered you the first film and made their intentions known that they want you to play Gwen, is there any part that makes you that does this give up my live-action Marvel eligibility card?”

Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales in Across the Spider-Verse
Gwen Stacy and Miles Morales in Across the Spider-Verse

Steinfeld said,

“It does cross the mind, but I have learned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe anything can happen, anything is possible. Here I was playing what couldn’t be done, playing two characters. One is live-action, and one is animated, it is still crazy.”

“I am just grateful for playing any version of this character, let alone the one I am playing. It is pretty damn cool.”

Hailee Steinfeld gave voice to Gwen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse in 2023.

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Hailee Steinfeld opens up on feeling a connection with Gwen  in Spider-Man movies

The host, Josh Horowitz, asked if she ever felt a connection with Spider-Man’s love interests, Gwen or Mary Jane in any of the previous movies.

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True Grit actress shared,

“Of course, I have connected and resonated with both these characters, but never saw myself [as Gwen or Mary Jane]. That’s the sort of thing that is impossible. These films are so grounded and rooted in their characters and emotions.”

“One of the reasons that I love Spider-man so much is because he is a normal dude, and he puts on this suit and becomes superhuman. Then he takes it off, and instantly he is a normal person again, trying to navigate life as it is. But it still seems larger than life. I never saw myself doing this, but I guess I could see myself in some of the characters in 600 iterations of the character and the film.”

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey

The actress also played the role of Kate Bishop in the Disney+ miniseries named Hawkeye in 2021 with Jeremy Renner as the lead.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is running in theatres worldwide.

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