Rhys Ifans Talks About His Villainous Role As The Lizard In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
The actor who portrays 'The Lizard' in the upcoming superhero flick The Amazing Spider-Man sat down with the guys over at Collider to share a few words concerning his role as the popular Spidey villain. Watch the interview after the jump.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The man behind the villain in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man gives a few words about his view of the role, starting with why he thinks the scaly fiend stands out above other villains portrayed in comic book-based films, then going on to explain his side of the villain, specifically rather he feels if his character is the willing villain or the reluctant monster, and finally, no film comes out the exact same as what the script reveals. Ifans had a rather different feeling when reading the script, then when it was time to perform the role. See what he had to say below.
Video interview courtesy of Collider
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters tuesday. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field, and is directed by Marc Webb.
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