According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's" Emma Stone discussed the modernization of Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy. Apparently, Stacy is described as an independent woman who has decided to save lives by getting into the school of medicine. Also, Stone described her experience working with Shailene Woodley in what would've been a scene with Mary Jane Watson. However, the MJ character was deleted from Marc Webb film.
Gwen Stacy is probably not as well known to fans as much as Mary Jane was, but Stone saw to it her duty to make the character well-known for audiences. In fact, she described the character as having taken on her father's attributes which carried over "heroic" impulses" into her persona. So like Spider-Man, she's probably just as heroic in spirit minus the bite from a radioactive spider. Stone doesn't see her role as a helpless woman either and stated that she's "proactive, and never a damsel in distress".
Later in the interview, Stacy talked about working with Woodley in a rather emotional scene. It seems the dialogue entailed Stacy leaving a message with Mary Jane to give to someone else. It was found to be very heartfelt and thought it was all not included in the final product, Andrew Garfield and Stone worked closely together to cherish other rather emotional scene that run through out the film. There does seem to be a common theme among comic book movies and TV shows lately of directors attempting to illicit an emotional response from the audience. This could probably be why some movies wind up being popular because fans are able to relate.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" film also stars Dane DeHaan as the Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Sally Field as Aunt May. A host of other actors provide entertainment to many and is currently in theaters everywhere.