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April 23, 2007
Dispatches from the Spidey front

Excited about the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” film that hits theaters on May 4? Thought so, and here’s a little tidbit to hold you over.

My colleague, Bee film critic Carla Meyer, just got back from a L.A. press junket (jealous!!!) and not only did she get to attend a sneak preview of the hotly anticipated sequel, but she also got to attend a press event for the film. And who was at said press event? Yes, Spidey himself, Tobey Maguire (I am now, officially, consumed with jealousy).

Anyway, Carla e-mailed us a little candid peek:

“After five years of playing Peter Parker and Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire has learned that it’s better to maintain the Spidey illusion when approached by young fans.

When a little boy once asked him how he climbed buildings, Maguire responded truthfully, informing the kid that that on-screen buildings that appear vertical are actually horizontal, allowing Maguire to crawl across them.

“The kid was just, like, really bummed out,” Maguire said.

The actor then had to work extra hard to win back the kid’s favor. “But we ended up hugging," Maguire said with a grin.

So there you have it. Tobey Maguire – talented actor, hot action star and kid-friendly, too! Gotta love it. And I would, if I could just get that taste of bitter-green envy out of my mouth.

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