In case you haven’t been following, Bono and the Edge’s Spider-Man musical is actually happening. Evan Rachel Wood stars as Mary Jane Watson, Alan Cumming is the Green Goblin, and the lead role has yet to be announced, but rehearsals have begun and this random (even Larry Mullen thinks so) U2/Broadway mashup is actually going down. At least we get this funny bit: Rolling Stone reports (via The Playlist) that Evan Rachel Wood was on the Jimmy Fallon show the other day and she dished about a workshop for the musical where she told Bono to lighten up.
“I got to do the workshop, sit down with them playing guitars going over the music, and I was making jokes going, watch by the end of this, I’ll be telling them what to do,” Wood said. “And by the end I was! I was like, Bono, I know you want to save the world and everything, but in this song you’re talking about poverty and world hunger and it’s Broadway, can we lighten this up a bit, can I just not sing this? And he was like, [in Irish accent] ‘You’re right, I know, we have to try, we have to try.’”
Poor, Bono. These independent women just won’t leave him alone.