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Sally Field doesn’t think too fondly of her character in The Amazing Spider-Man.
“It’s not my kind of movie,” Field told Howard Stern on Monday of the 2012 superhero reboot and its 2014 sequel. “But my friend Laura Ziskin was the producer, and we knew it would be her last film. She was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human. … It was really just for my friend.”
Playing Aunt May opposite Andrew Garfield required some effort, but “not a great deal.”
“It’s really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it. You work it as much as you can, but you can’t put ten pounds of shit in a five-pound bag,” she noted.
Amidst all the special effects of the films, Field — currently in Hello, My Name Is Doris — said, “You have to try to make it as much of a logical performance as you can, and Andrew, under those circumstances, is such a lovely, lovely actor. We found the relationship in who we were, and that was fun.”
Listen to her comments below.
March 16, 9:20 a.m. Updated headline to clarify context of Field’s remarks.
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