By peoplestaff225
Updated December 02, 2009 08:00 AM

Immersing himself in his latest role — that of a U.S. soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, in the new film Brothers — was difficult not only for Tobey Maguire, but also for his wife Jennifer Meyer Maguire.

Long days on set and dark subject matter took a toll, the 34-year-old actor tells the Boston Globe.

“It’s always challenging; It does create tension,” he admits. “But my wife, she understands, and we both do the best we can to get through those experiences.”

Similarly, Tobey says that he carefully weighed the pros and cons before signing on to Spider-Man 4. “It’s not that I was reluctant,” he clarifies before adding,

Brothers opens Friday.

Tobey and Jennifer are parents to Ruby Sweetheart, 3, and Otis Tobias, 6 ½ months.

Source: Boston Globe

— Missy