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Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore discuss roles in 'Spider-Verse' sequel

Yong Chavez | TFC News Hollywood

Posted at May 27 2023 09:39 PM

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Hailee Steinfeld returns as Spider-woman Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

The first Spider-Verse movie won an Oscar for Best Animated Film in 2019, and was a global hit after earning $384 million worldwide.

"I'm so grateful to be a part of it," said Steinfeld, a Filipino-American. "I'm excited to see how this resonates with people of all ages."

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" features thrilling visual effects and animation style, along with an inspiring message.

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Asked how her character differs from other roles she played, Steinfeld shared how she loved playing Gwen Stacy.

"She's very independent," Steinfeld said. "She's at a point in her life where she is understanding what it means to take on major life responsibilities. I feel like I will forever be in that phase of life."

She added: "I really resonated with her on this and had a great time with it."

Shameik Moore plays the half-Black, half-Puerto Rican student-turned Spider-Man, Miles Morales.

"Representation is important," said Moore. "I'm excited to be a part of a groundbreaking film that opens up doors for other films to start experimenting."

"Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse" introduces several new cast members, including Issa Rae and Daniel Kaluuya.