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UPDATE: Sarah Gadon is NOT playing Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man!

06.24.2013

UPDATE: This came in over the weekend from Jeff Sneider via Twitter: "100% CONFIRMED: Sarah Gadon IS in Amazing Spider-Man 2 briefly. She is NOT playing Mary Jane Watson, who will NOT appear until Part THREE." Gadon also addressed the rumor on Twitter as well: "To all those a twitter, I will not be playing MJ in Spider-Man. I have a role in the film, but it is not that one :)" If Felicity Jones is supposedly Black Cat, and Gadon definitely isn't filling in as MJ then who could she be??? Time to offer up some possibilities....

Reports started buzzing a little while ago that Shailene Woodley had already been replaced with COSMOPOLIS actress Sarah Gadon. We were a little hesitant to post because there were many denials of the story. Then ET comes out saying that they spoke with Gadon who confirmed that she was in fact in the movie.

HOWEVER we do not have a full quote, nor do we know if this is the role she is locked down for. The confirmation from Gadon via ET just happened to come right after all these rumors were going around. In fact, it's not terribly specific at all:

Director Marc Webb stated that the few scenes with MJ were cut out to put more focus on the relationship between Peter and Gwen Stacy. But does it have anything to do with the look of Woodley versus Gadon? Mary Jane was an actress and model as well so did they want less of a tomboy? Or did have to do with Woodley's schedule for DIVERGENT which is set up to be a franchise? When an official confirmation comes through we will update.

As Mary Jane says upon first meeting Peter: "Face it, Tiger... you just hit the jackpot!"

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4:06PM on 06/24/2013
She's going to play Black Cat. Just my guess.
She's going to play Black Cat. Just my guess.
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3:02PM on 06/24/2013

WTF

Is this a Love Triangle or a fucking Love Pentagram?
How many more characters are going to be in this fucking film?
Is this a Love Triangle or a fucking Love Pentagram?
How many more characters are going to be in this fucking film?
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4:57PM on 06/24/2013
Well, we know at least one character will not be in this film: Mary Jane. Also, there is no confirmation that she or Felicity Jones will be Black Cat. Not all female roles are love interests.
Well, we know at least one character will not be in this film: Mary Jane. Also, there is no confirmation that she or Felicity Jones will be Black Cat. Not all female roles are love interests.
1:12PM on 06/24/2013
These sequel news sounds familiar to X-MEN's, just news on adding way too much characters. Everyone is basically going to be cameos. Spiderman will only have two minutes of on-screen time.
These sequel news sounds familiar to X-MEN's, just news on adding way too much characters. Everyone is basically going to be cameos. Spiderman will only have two minutes of on-screen time.
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11:50AM on 06/24/2013

WTF

Is this a Love Triangle or a fucking Love Pentagram?
How many more characters are going to be in this fucking film?
Is this a Love Triangle or a fucking Love Pentagram?
How many more characters are going to be in this fucking film?
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11:46AM on 06/24/2013
First of, in her Ultimate version, MJ is not hot, but a cute girl next door... She becomes a journalist, not a model.
And, for the part played by Gadon, how about Betty Brant (and that would mean ONE thing: DAILY BUGGLE) ?
First of, in her Ultimate version, MJ is not hot, but a cute girl next door... She becomes a journalist, not a model.
And, for the part played by Gadon, how about Betty Brant (and that would mean ONE thing: DAILY BUGGLE) ?
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11:49AM on 06/24/2013
Yea, come to think of it. Where's the casting of J. Jonah Jameson? Is JK Simmons being brought back?
Yea, come to think of it. Where's the casting of J. Jonah Jameson? Is JK Simmons being brought back?
1:37PM on 06/24/2013
Yep, but in the Ultimate version, Gwen is a hardrock emo girl, so Emma Stone's stacy is definitely not based on the Ultimate version. Ultimate's MJ would be redondant because she's a lot like Emma Stone's Gwen.
Soooo, they should definitely have HOT MODEL/ACTRESS MJ in the third movie.
Yep, but in the Ultimate version, Gwen is a hardrock emo girl, so Emma Stone's stacy is definitely not based on the Ultimate version. Ultimate's MJ would be redondant because she's a lot like Emma Stone's Gwen.
Soooo, they should definitely have HOT MODEL/ACTRESS MJ in the third movie.
8:37AM on 06/25/2013
Isn't this called "The AMAZING Spider-man"?
Isn't this called "The AMAZING Spider-man"?
11:43AM on 06/24/2013
At this rate, who cares??? This whole thing has" clusterfuck" written all over it.
At this rate, who cares??? This whole thing has" clusterfuck" written all over it.
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11:43AM on 06/24/2013
She's probably playing Gwen Stacy's friend. Or she'll be some made up character for the film, Norman Osbourne's secretary or something. I doubt she's playing any character lifted directly from the comics, or at least not a significant character. In the event that I'm wrong, I would say she's probably playing Black Cat/Felicia Hardy and Felicity Jones is playing Betty Brandt, probably got mixed up in the interview (let's face it, that woman has never read a comic book in her life).
She's probably playing Gwen Stacy's friend. Or she'll be some made up character for the film, Norman Osbourne's secretary or something. I doubt she's playing any character lifted directly from the comics, or at least not a significant character. In the event that I'm wrong, I would say she's probably playing Black Cat/Felicia Hardy and Felicity Jones is playing Betty Brandt, probably got mixed up in the interview (let's face it, that woman has never read a comic book in her life).
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11:42AM on 06/24/2013
Basing my guess on Spider-Man the Animated Series (1994), Ms. Gadon could be playing Debra Whitman - a lab assistant that works with Peter Parker at Empire State University who is also a blonde.
Basing my guess on Spider-Man the Animated Series (1994), Ms. Gadon could be playing Debra Whitman - a lab assistant that works with Peter Parker at Empire State University who is also a blonde.
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11:41AM on 06/24/2013
Felicia Hardy, hands down.
Felicia Hardy, hands down.
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11:40AM on 06/24/2013
You guys have been doing a lot of "updates" lately......
You guys have been doing a lot of "updates" lately......
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11:40AM on 06/24/2013

They better not be shy with MJ...

and cast the hottest red-head they can find. Because, that's who MJ is : one of the hottest model in the World.
Of course, she must be a good actress. But a damn hot good actress.
and cast the hottest red-head they can find. Because, that's who MJ is : one of the hottest model in the World.
Of course, she must be a good actress. But a damn hot good actress.
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11:40AM on 06/24/2013

awesome

Liz Allen maybe?

Glad for this, especially after all the "She's hotter than Shailene Woodley therefore she's obviously better suited for the role" comments that were made
Liz Allen maybe?

Glad for this, especially after all the "She's hotter than Shailene Woodley therefore she's obviously better suited for the role" comments that were made
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11:48AM on 06/24/2013
Amen, bro.
Amen, bro.
11:48AM on 06/24/2013
Didn't think about her, but yeah, that could be it...
Didn't think about her, but yeah, that could be it...
11:37AM on 06/24/2013
Black Cat
Black Cat
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11:32AM on 06/24/2013
Um, young Mary Parker in some flashbacks? I have no idea; I did think she would be playing Mary Jane. I did like the suggestion of Bella Thorne, but she's too young for the part given Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's ages.
Um, young Mary Parker in some flashbacks? I have no idea; I did think she would be playing Mary Jane. I did like the suggestion of Bella Thorne, but she's too young for the part given Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's ages.
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11:41AM on 06/24/2013
That's what I thought
That's what I thought
1:08AM on 06/24/2013
But seriously now... Rupert Grint.
But seriously now... Rupert Grint.
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1:08AM on 06/24/2013
Of course, Kristen Stewart is probably looking for a new franchise...
Of course, Kristen Stewart is probably looking for a new franchise...
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12:21AM on 06/24/2013
If she's not playing MJ, then I suggest you just cast Emma Stone again, this time with red hair.
If she's not playing MJ, then I suggest you just cast Emma Stone again, this time with red hair.
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2:09PM on 06/22/2013
Gadon apparently tweeted that she has been cast in TASM2 but is not playing MJ.
Gadon apparently tweeted that she has been cast in TASM2 but is not playing MJ.
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12:32PM on 06/24/2013
oh really. Is that exactly what I just read.
oh really. Is that exactly what I just read.
1:58PM on 06/24/2013
He wrote that two days before JoBlo posted the story (look at the date on deja vu's comment)
He wrote that two days before JoBlo posted the story (look at the date on deja vu's comment)
10:28AM on 06/22/2013

Great Choice

Anyone unfamiliar with Gadon need to check out Antiviral. It killed at TIFF last year.
Anyone unfamiliar with Gadon need to check out Antiviral. It killed at TIFF last year.
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11:58AM on 06/21/2013
Can't wait to pics of Sarah Gadon walking around on set with no makeup on so everyone can say how horribly ugly she looks.
Can't wait to pics of Sarah Gadon walking around on set with no makeup on so everyone can say how horribly ugly she looks.
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11:05AM on 06/21/2013

Better looking that Woodley

What some are failing to recognize is MJ is suppose to be a head turner--she's the opposite of Gwen's cute girl next store appearance. I'd say this is a better casting alternative. My only current worry for this film is how massive it seems to be in terms of characters.
What some are failing to recognize is MJ is suppose to be a head turner--she's the opposite of Gwen's cute girl next store appearance. I'd say this is a better casting alternative. My only current worry for this film is how massive it seems to be in terms of characters.
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10:44AM on 06/21/2013

Typical..

... trade in the [link] actress for the vapid, cookie-cutter blonde. Some producer somewhere couldn't see himself fapping to Woodley, so the [link] came down: get me a dime-a-dozen blonde, would you? There was no reason for the first film of this reboot to exist, and there still aren't any.
... trade in the [link] actress for the vapid, cookie-cutter blonde. Some producer somewhere couldn't see himself fapping to Woodley, so the [link] came down: get me a dime-a-dozen blonde, would you? There was no reason for the first film of this reboot to exist, and there still aren't any.
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10:52AM on 06/21/2013
Or MJ is supposed to be hot.
Or MJ is supposed to be hot.
11:54AM on 06/21/2013
Umm... have you seen Gadon in anything? While I personally would've preferred Woodley too, Gadon is plenty talented. There's a reason why she's currently one of Cronenberg's favorites to work with.
Umm... have you seen Gadon in anything? While I personally would've preferred Woodley too, Gadon is plenty talented. There's a reason why she's currently one of Cronenberg's favorites to work with.
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8:15AM on 06/21/2013

Not sure why...

They think they need to cut MJ, she's supposed to be there but as Harry's girl friend and not in competition for Peter. In the comics is Gwen's death and MJ's consoling of Peter that really starts their relationship. Unless they are not planing to kill off Gwen till late in the series i'd say having MJ around now would be a good thing.
They think they need to cut MJ, she's supposed to be there but as Harry's girl friend and not in competition for Peter. In the comics is Gwen's death and MJ's consoling of Peter that really starts their relationship. Unless they are not planing to kill off Gwen till late in the series i'd say having MJ around now would be a good thing.
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7:33AM on 06/21/2013
Not sure of either's acting capability, but on looks for the character, much better choice. Finally someone who can play MJ with a little sass, and sexy.
Not sure of either's acting capability, but on looks for the character, much better choice. Finally someone who can play MJ with a little sass, and sexy.
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9:32AM on 06/21/2013
I think Shailene Woodley was plenty sassy in The Descendants, but she's maybe less of a head-turner.
I think Shailene Woodley was plenty sassy in The Descendants, but she's maybe less of a head-turner.
2:25AM on 06/21/2013
She's pretty, but I really would've liked to seen Woodley be given a shot at playing the character.
She's pretty, but I really would've liked to seen Woodley be given a shot at playing the character.
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2:17AM on 06/21/2013

MJ very well could have been cut from the film

But I am just about positive that the real reasons Woodley was let go were 1) To avoid potential scheduling conflicts in case Divergent does turn into a franchise, like Niki pointed out. 2) Because if Divergent is huge then Woodley's asking price is going to sky rocket for the sequels and if they go wit Gadon then the can still have a talented actress for dirt cheap, and maybe lock her in at that price for all 3 remaining films. To be fair, I've seen both actresses' work and they are both very
But I am just about positive that the real reasons Woodley was let go were 1) To avoid potential scheduling conflicts in case Divergent does turn into a franchise, like Niki pointed out. 2) Because if Divergent is huge then Woodley's asking price is going to sky rocket for the sequels and if they go wit Gadon then the can still have a talented actress for dirt cheap, and maybe lock her in at that price for all 3 remaining films. To be fair, I've seen both actresses' work and they are both very talented but I personally have been slightly more impressed with Woodley's work so far and was really looking forward to her in the role.
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1:15AM on 06/21/2013
She looks like Evan Rachel Wood, who's been attached to the Mary Jane role for years but never got it. Now if MJ was never going to be cut from ASM2 and that was just a bullshit story Marc Webb came up with to kick Woodley off the project that was pretty cold. Plus MJ should be saved for the third movie. But if this new girl is indeed playing Watson then she's definitely in part 2, and the movie is creeping closer and closer to disaster. I'll keep my fingers crossed though. It will still
She looks like Evan Rachel Wood, who's been attached to the Mary Jane role for years but never got it. Now if MJ was never going to be cut from ASM2 and that was just a bullshit story Marc Webb came up with to kick Woodley off the project that was pretty cold. Plus MJ should be saved for the third movie. But if this new girl is indeed playing Watson then she's definitely in part 2, and the movie is creeping closer and closer to disaster. I'll keep my fingers crossed though. It will still likely end up better than Days of Future Past.
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2:11AM on 06/21/2013
Yeah bro, of course it will be better than that train wreck "Days of the Future Past" cuz I mean its not like that one X2 movie Singer directed was any good, or that First Class movie that he co-wrote, produced and was the creative consultant for.
Yeah bro, of course it will be better than that train wreck "Days of the Future Past" cuz I mean its not like that one X2 movie Singer directed was any good, or that First Class movie that he co-wrote, produced and was the creative consultant for.
8:32AM on 06/21/2013
So what of his involvement for First Class. He didn't create it, he was one of 6 writers, so how much input he had is questionable. And a producer? Big deal, every Tom, Dick, and Harry in Hollywood gets a producing credit for any movie these days.


DOFP is definitely flawed. Way too many characters for one movie, already started production and is still writing/creating pieces for the film (and not making changes, but full on writing new parts to the story as he goes). I mean it may not
So what of his involvement for First Class. He didn't create it, he was one of 6 writers, so how much input he had is questionable. And a producer? Big deal, every Tom, Dick, and Harry in Hollywood gets a producing credit for any movie these days.


DOFP is definitely flawed. Way too many characters for one movie, already started production and is still writing/creating pieces for the film (and not making changes, but full on writing new parts to the story as he goes). I mean it may not be a train wreck and until there's a clip and/or trailer, who knows? But there is little evidence that it will be the mega-blockbuster it's intended to be.
2:11PM on 06/21/2013
I'll be the first to step up and admit I was wrong if DoFP ends up good (or even great). Singer did a great job with X2 and the first one was good. It just seems like both ASM2 and DoFP are being over stuffed with characters that should be given much more time to develop, they're coming out 3 weeks apart, and they're both Marvel (but not Marvel Studios) so those are the reasons I made the comparison. I'll be thrilled if we get two excellent Marvel movies in one month.
I'll be the first to step up and admit I was wrong if DoFP ends up good (or even great). Singer did a great job with X2 and the first one was good. It just seems like both ASM2 and DoFP are being over stuffed with characters that should be given much more time to develop, they're coming out 3 weeks apart, and they're both Marvel (but not Marvel Studios) so those are the reasons I made the comparison. I'll be thrilled if we get two excellent Marvel movies in one month.
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12:56AM on 06/21/2013
Anything is better than the subliminal incest inherent in watching Shailene Woodley kiss Andrew Garfield. I simply can't stress enough how much they look like siblings. In fact, I think the producers realized this, and it is the main reason they got rid of her. Just look at this [link]
Same eyes, same nose, same eyebrows.
Anything is better than the subliminal incest inherent in watching Shailene Woodley kiss Andrew Garfield. I simply can't stress enough how much they look like siblings. In fact, I think the producers realized this, and it is the main reason they got rid of her. Just look at this [link]
Same eyes, same nose, same eyebrows.
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8:35AM on 06/21/2013
They look absolutely nothing alike in that pic you posted. She has a darker complexion, bigger eyes, different colored eyes, fuller lips, and darker hair.
They look absolutely nothing alike in that pic you posted. She has a darker complexion, bigger eyes, different colored eyes, fuller lips, and darker hair.
11:06AM on 06/21/2013
Based on those pics, their noses appear to have roughly the same shape. Beyond that, there aren't any other similar features between them.
Based on those pics, their noses appear to have roughly the same shape. Beyond that, there aren't any other similar features between them.
11:37PM on 06/20/2013

Stick with Woodley

She's a fine enough actress and her tomboy look really works for the role. I liked that she had been cut from the movie to focus more on Parker/Stacy. and then introduce her in 3. That would have been a really smart movie. but just replacing her in ASM2 just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
She's a fine enough actress and her tomboy look really works for the role. I liked that she had been cut from the movie to focus more on Parker/Stacy. and then introduce her in 3. That would have been a really smart movie. but just replacing her in ASM2 just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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11:26PM on 06/20/2013
Much much better than Woodley.
Much much better than Woodley.
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2:13AM on 06/21/2013
Have you seen either of them act or are you just basing this off looks? Cuz I've seen both of their work, and while they're both quite talented I definitely prefer Woodley.
Have you seen either of them act or are you just basing this off looks? Cuz I've seen both of their work, and while they're both quite talented I definitely prefer Woodley.
3:53AM on 06/21/2013
I only saw Woodley in The Descendants which was alright and Gadon in "Murdoch Mysteries" TV series which I like better. But on the looks department, Gadon looks better in my opinion.
I only saw Woodley in The Descendants which was alright and Gadon in "Murdoch Mysteries" TV series which I like better. But on the looks department, Gadon looks better in my opinion.
11:23PM on 06/20/2013
I can dig it, still wanna stick with my gut and say Deborah Ann Woll though
I can dig it, still wanna stick with my gut and say Deborah Ann Woll though
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11:14PM on 06/20/2013

Weird

I have to wait for a confirmation on her role, But being that Shailene Woodley was let go a couple of days ago and that this girl was cast almost inmediately is very suspicious, But Didnīt Marc Webb said that Mary Jane wasn,t gona be featured on this film? Could it be that they are shooting 2 and 3 Back to back?
I have to wait for a confirmation on her role, But being that Shailene Woodley was let go a couple of days ago and that this girl was cast almost inmediately is very suspicious, But Didnīt Marc Webb said that Mary Jane wasn,t gona be featured on this film? Could it be that they are shooting 2 and 3 Back to back?
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11:13PM on 06/20/2013
If the rumors of Black Cat being in one of these films is true, I would think she would be playing her since she has the look (more so than the other Felicity girl).

On a side note, if the MJ rumors are true it's interesting that the actresses being cast for Mary Jane were blonde (Kirsten Dunst and this girl), and the Gwen Stacey actresses are better known as redheads (Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone).
If the rumors of Black Cat being in one of these films is true, I would think she would be playing her since she has the look (more so than the other Felicity girl).

On a side note, if the MJ rumors are true it's interesting that the actresses being cast for Mary Jane were blonde (Kirsten Dunst and this girl), and the Gwen Stacey actresses are better known as redheads (Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone).
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10:54PM on 06/20/2013

I knda feel bad for the other girl.

I mean, how would it feel to film your scenes then find out they are getting cut from the film and you're being recast? That has to be one hell of an ego killer. Granted she could have been pretty bad, I havent seen her in anything so I cant judge her acting chops, but I do feel bad for her in this situation. This new girl is fine with me though. I never liked the character of MJ to begin with, I have ALWAYS been a Gwen Stacy fan and see her as the only woman that Peter should have been with.
I mean, how would it feel to film your scenes then find out they are getting cut from the film and you're being recast? That has to be one hell of an ego killer. Granted she could have been pretty bad, I havent seen her in anything so I cant judge her acting chops, but I do feel bad for her in this situation. This new girl is fine with me though. I never liked the character of MJ to begin with, I have ALWAYS been a Gwen Stacy fan and see her as the only woman that Peter should have been with. But thats my opinion.
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8:37AM on 06/21/2013
I feel bad for her until I remember she's the lead in another movie franchise...I got a feeling she'll land on her feet.
I feel bad for her until I remember she's the lead in another movie franchise...I got a feeling she'll land on her feet.
10:37PM on 06/20/2013
I'd have to see some areolas before I can give my opinion.
I'd have to see some areolas before I can give my opinion.
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10:24PM on 06/20/2013
Marvel and Columbia Pictures have complete lost their minds. No control over there at all.
Marvel and Columbia Pictures have complete lost their minds. No control over there at all.
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12:27PM on 06/21/2013
this is a much better casting than wooley, get over it
this is a much better casting than wooley, get over it
12:51PM on 06/21/2013
dustyead - My point was they like to shaft people over there it seems like. Then rub it in afterwards. Very low class.
dustyead - My point was they like to shaft people over there it seems like. Then rub it in afterwards. Very low class.
10:03PM on 06/20/2013
Based off her looks alone, I think she already makes for a better Mary Jane. If she were to be cast, I would be quite fine with this.
Based off her looks alone, I think she already makes for a better Mary Jane. If she were to be cast, I would be quite fine with this.
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12:14AM on 06/21/2013
Yeah, cause as Michael Bay has proven, acting skills mean dick if your hot.

Yeah, cause as Michael Bay has proven, acting skills mean dick if your hot.

11:55AM on 06/21/2013
Amen, Zombie3298.
Amen, Zombie3298.
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