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Maguire: Kissing in Rain No Fun

May 4, 2002 GMT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``Spider-Man″ star Tobey Maguire says the scene where he’s hanging upside-down in the rain while kissing co-star Kirsten Dunst wasn’t much fun to shoot.

``There was rain pouring up or down my nose. I couldn’t breathe and I was gasping for breath out of the corner of Kirsten’s mouth,″ the 26-year-old Maguire told reporters.

``Poor girl. I was giving her mouth to mouth rather than kissing her. But in the midst of that, I was sneaking some pleasure out of it.″

Maguire plays a science geek who becomes a web-slinging hero after a bite from a mutant spider. Willem Dafoe co-stars as his nemesis, the Green Goblin, and Dunst plays the object of Spider-Man’s affections.

The film, directed by Sam Raimi, is now in theaters.