'Kirsten Dunst spilled: Pay gap drama with Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man!'

    In a revealing flashback, Kirsten Dunst exposed a significant pay gap with co-star Tobey Maguire during their Spider-Man days. Dunst called out the pay disparity despite their shared spotlight.

    <p>Kristen Dunst (Source: BuzzFeed News)</p>

    Kristen Dunst (Source: BuzzFeed News)

    The Web of Disparity: Kirsten Dunst Uncovers Spider-Man Salary Secrets

    Oh, what a tangled web Hollywood weaves! It might be an era of superhero blockbusters and glass ceilings breaking, but Kirsten Dunst had some news that might just stick in our throats. As reported by People, the actress exposed a glaring pay disparity between herself and her web-slinging co-star, Tobey Maguire, for their iconic roles in the 2002 Spider-Man film.

    Spidey’s Wallet vs. MJ’s Purse

    The numbers from the box office might have made our Spidey senses tingle, but Dunst's revelation gave us a spider bite of reality. The actress was candid about the pay gap: "The pay disparity between me and Spider-Man was very extreme," she confessed. With the first Spider-Man raking in a whopping $821 million and its sequel securing $789 million, it's hard to believe that the leading lady wasn’t seeing a proportionate chunk of that change.

    Even when spotlighted in promotional content, her paycheck didn't reflect her significance. Dunst cheekily quipped, "But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME." A visual promotion without the corresponding financial recognition? Oh, Hollywood!

    Kristen Dunst as Mary Jane in Spiderman (Source: CBR)

    Swinging Forward: Dunst’s Evolution Post Spider-Man

    Leaving the financial woes of the Spider-Man series in her webbed wake, Dunst has continued to soar, showcasing her versatile talent in films like 'Melancholia' and 'The Beguiled'. And while some still try to pigeonhole her as merely "Spiderman's girlfriend", she's not having any of it. Recounting an ignorant tweet from Reuters, she firmly stated, "I was proud that my fans and everyone rallied around and supported me. It was a very ignorant tweet and it was done probably very carelessly by a man."

    With the past behind her, Dunst looks ahead, hinting at the possibility of reprising her role as Mary Jane. She playfully mentioned to Variety, "I'd be old MJ at this point with little Spidey babies."

    Whether it's shining light on Hollywood's imbalances or continuing to captivate audiences, Dunst's trajectory remains one to watch, and we're here for every swing, twist, and turn.

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