“For a few hours it was literally like, ‘Oh, my God, was I awful? Why did they cut me? What are people going to think?’ I woke up the next morning and I was like, ‘OK, it makes total sense’. I’m a pretty spiritual person, so I can just sit back and trust that everything happens for a reason, even if my ego doesn’t like it.” Shailene Woodley was initially stunned when scenes she shot for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were cut. The actress was cast as Peter Parker’s girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in the film, but director Marc Webb decided the character’s introduction wouldn’t work in the sequel.