Kirsten Dunst is relieved her boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal didn't get to
replace Tobey Maguire in the SPIDER-MAN sequel - because she's certain it
would've made a "spectacle" of their romance.
Gyllenhaal was under consideration to take on the role last year (03),
after Maguire's back problems threatened his ability to reprise the superhero
role. And Dunst admits she was elated when Maguire was deemed fit enough to
She says, "It wouldn't have been so good because there's already enough
attention on my relationship - and the dog!
"But I'd love to work with him. I would rather do something else than
Spider-Man. It just would've made such a spectacle of the relationship and
taken away from the movie. It would've just been weird."
Dunst admits she's prefer to work with Gyllenhaal on a small independent
film or a play in the future.