"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.