The Famous Kirsten Dunst And Tobey Maguire Kiss Was Actually "Miserable," And Here's How People Are Taking The News

Kirsten Dunst revealed a kiss-and-tell story that will change everything for millennials and comic book fans.

Kirsten Dunst at an event wearing a sleeveless blouse with a button-up collar
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Long before Tom Holland and Andrew Garfield came onto the scene, there was the first (and best) Spider-Man trilogy and one of the most famous kiss scenes in blockbuster film history.

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2002 Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi is arguably one of the first movies to put live-action Marvel superheroes on the map and set the tone for all future attempts like the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Peter Parker in Spider-Man suit without the mask, looking concerned
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It starred Tobey Maguire, that one child actor turned the adorably serious guy from The Cider House Rules.

Tobey Maguire and another man in a vintage car in the Cider House Rules
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It also starred Kirsten, that other child actor turned rambunctious cheerleader from Bring It On.

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And together, Tobey and Kirsten changed our lives by bringing comic book lovebirds Spider-Man and Mary Jane to life.

Spider-Man in costume holds Mary Jane, who is wearing a layered top, during a movie scene
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Then, at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, one of the most iconic scenes from the movie won a well-deserved award for Best Kiss, and history was made.

Spider-Man kissing Mary Jane, who pulls down his mask in the rain
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But the truth is when Mary Jane exposed Peter Parker's little upside-down chin in the rain, the iconic scene wasn't as romantic as it looked.

Spider-Man costume close-up and Mary Jane Watson from Spider-Man movie, both wet from rain
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On ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show, Kirsten revealed the truth behind that unforgettable kiss. "I remember Sam Raimi giving me a book of famous kisses to be inspired, but also, he really wanted to make it special, even though it was kind of miserable actually doing it."

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"It was pouring with rain, freezing; Tobey couldn't breathe, so it was almost like I was resuscitating him," she said.

Tobey Maguire in a classic tuxedo at a formal event
Tobey Maguire in a classic tuxedo at a formal event
Kirsten Dunst with a bow in her hair, wearing a sleeveless black dress with button details, smiling at a SXSW event
Kirsten Dunst with a bow in her hair, wearing a sleeveless black dress with button details, smiling at a SXSW event

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Now that the truth is out — I feel like the magic is gone. And I'm not the only one hilariously shocked by this new revelation.

Tobey as Peter Park holding glasses up to face, shirtless, in an indoor setting
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Here are the funniest reactions to the behind-the-scenes of the 2003 MTV Awards Best Kiss:

AMC/Twitter: @tylerduran21

Image contains a tweet from a user expressing a figurative sentiment about Tobey Maguire related to art

Sony Pictures Releasing/Twitter: @EricPellinen

Twitter: @Smitherhands

Tweet by user mr clean a1-gaib comments on a humorous situation with text, "They really were waterboarding Tobey lmfao."

Netflix/Twitter: @Nathancookz

Perriot/Sony Pictures Releasing/Twitter: @SasuNaruAlways

A Twitter user's post about Tobey Maguire, referencing a challenging kissing scene

Marvel/Twitter: @EricPellinen

Miserable or not, it will forever be one of the best kisses in cinematic history.

You can watch the romantic kiss here: