It seems that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are playing the young couple to the tee; all the way up to the man putting his foot in his mouth and trying to explain himself. It seems our hero is not that much different than us in that respect.
Point in case, at a recent kids’ Q&A promotion of [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593), Andrew was asked, “How did Spider-Man get his costume?”
Garfield replies, “He made it. He made it with his bare hands. He sewed it. … It’s kind of a feminine thing to do, but he really made a very masculine costume.”
Well, of course, in the age we live in, you just don't say something like that and get away with it. His costar and girlfriend, Emma Stone quickly responded.
“It’s feminine how?”
Was Stone's response...
This brought cheers from the crowd and a knowing 'whoo' from costar Jamie Foxx who knew what was coming next and wanted nothing to do with it. This is the conversation that proceeded.
“It’s amazing how you took that as an insult,” said Garfield.
“I’m not taking it as an insult, I’m asking how it’s feminine.” replied Stone.
Andrew countered and attempted to cover his tracks with this statement,“I would say that femininity is about more delicacy and precision and detail work and craftsmanship — like my mother, she’s an amazing craftsman. She in fact made my first Spider-Man costume when I was three. So I use it as a compliment. To compliment the feminine not just in women but in men as well. We all have feminine in us, young men.”
Andrew saw nothing sexist in his comment actually and was trying to explain himself. Did he do it adequately?
Jamie Foxx being the comedian at heart by responding to Garfield’s claim that all men have the feminine in us by saying, “Not me. I’m extremely macho. I’ve never done anything feminine.”
Of course, he put a comical exclamation point on it by sarcastically wiping his forehead as if 'whew, that was close'.