Almost two decades ago, Spider man was the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time. But the salary for one of his leading ladies did not rise quite to such heights.
In a new interview with The Independent, Kirsten Dunst—The actress who played Mary Jane Watson Tobey Maguire‘s Spider-Man in the 2002 movie and its 2004 and 2007 installments — became candid about her remuneration for the role and exactly how much it differed from Maguire’s.
“The salary difference between me and Spider-Man was very extreme,” she told the newspaper. “I did not even think about it. I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey. [Maguire] play Spider-Man. ‘”
By the time of the sequel, she knew she was just as much of such a selling point as the title character. “But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider man poster? “she asked.” Spider-Man and I. “Dunst did not elaborate further on her payment. E! News reached out to Maguire’s representative, as well as the studios and production companies involved for comment and did not hear back. …