Sally Field's Spider-Man role was not amazing
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 March 2016
Sally Field has described her role as Aunt May in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' film as a "bag of s**t"
Sally Field has described her role as Aunt May in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' as "s**t".
The 69-year-old actress portrayed May Parker in the 2012 superhero movie and took the role so that she could work with her friend Laura Ziskin - who produced the blockbuster and died of breast cancer before it was released in 2012 - one last time.
But Sally, 69, didn't put "a great deal" of effort into playing the Marvel Comics character - who is the widowed aunt of Peter Parker aka Spider-Man - because May, in her opinion, was poorly written.
She declared: "It's really hard to find a three dimensional character in it, and you work it as much as you can, but you can't put ten pounds of s**t in a five pound bag."
What's more, Sally didn't have many positive things to say about the film as a whole - which starred Andrew Garfield as the web-slinger and Emma Stone as his first crush Gwen Stacy.
Asked if she even liked the movie, she confessed on 'The Howard Stern Show' on Sirius XM Radio: "Not especially. It's not my kind of movie. But my friend Laura Ziskin was the producer, and we knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human."
Despite her complaints, Sally reprised the role in 2014 sequel 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'.