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Garfield's 'near death' experiences

Andrew Garfield has told of his "exhausting" stunts for his new role as Spider-Man.

The Social Network star - who is set to star as the comic-book superhero in The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb - admitted at a press conference in Japan that it had been hard work, Collider.com reported.

Andrew said: "A lot of the stunts are practical and grounded in reality.

"That was something that Marc, the director, really wanted to make sure happened in this movie to set it apart from previous ones. I would exhaust myself every day and get into near-death experiences every hour on the hour."

Andrew also revealed he collaborated with the stunt team to show what happens to Peter's body when he's bitten.

"What happens to his DNA... The idea that he has spider DNA running in his system. What that will do to his sense of space... to the sensitivity of his skin," he said.

Asked if the reboot would feature a kiss to match the upside down one in the first film, Emma Stone - who plays love interest Gwen Stacy - said: "You've got to decide if it's iconic or not.

"But there is a nice first kiss and it's different from the upside down one. And we liked it."

Emma and Andrew apparently began dating last year after meeting on the film.

The Amazing Spider-Man - which will have its world premiere in June - also stars Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.

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