"when she was in treatment, she was always a phone call away. She was really big on emails, so there was no escape," Arad said. "Being in some very, very difficult, experimental treatments, she was in touch. You felt her everywhere, if she was in the hospital or if she was in the office. She's one of those people, I don't know where they get this energy. I thought I was an energetic person, but next to her, I was too calm."
"She became a bonafide geek," said Arad, who was head of Marvel Comics' film division when he and Ziskin first met. "Her office now looks more like my office than a normal Hollywood producer's office. A lot of Spidey stuff. She fell in love with Peter Parker, and we had this great fortune that she fell in love with him. It was a great team. She was the best partner I ever had. We couldn't have made these movies without her."