I was fifteen, my girlfriend was my best friend. I told her stuff that I never
told my guy friend. It was a very formative relationship for me as I was
growing up. That’s why I had Peter tell Mary Jane that he is Spider-Man…He
needs her. He loves her. I tried I tried to create that wonderful romantic situation
when two fifteen year-olds share a secret and that secret now takes on dramatic
purposes of its own.