We’re going to need a new Aunt May! Sally Field, who played Peter Parker’s relative in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ movies, trashed the films as being full of ‘sh*t.’ However, she revealed the heartfelt reason why she took the role in the first place. Click to listen!
Spider-Man does whatever a spider can, but Sally Field’s 69, super-power is throwing some major shade. The woman who played Andrew Garfield’s, 32, aunt in The Amazing Spider-Man absolutely hated the movie, but explained she took the part because of a very personal reason.
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“It’s not my kind of movie,” Sally told Howard Stern, 62, during the March 14 episode of his show on SiriusXM, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Sadly, Laura died from breast cancer in 2011, a few months after filming finished for Spider-Man, according to Entertainment Tonight. While some people like Tom Holland, 19, would consider a chance to put on the red-and-blue spandex the role of the lifetime, Sally said her turn as Aunt May “was really just for my friend.”
The shade didn’t stop there. When talking about the film, Sally added, “It’s really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it.” The Academy Award winning actress for Norma Rae and Places In The Heart also said, “You work it as much as you can, but you can’t put ten pounds of sh*t in a five pound bag.”
Yikes! Talk about spilling the tea — or is it “slinging the web?” Well, she’s not the only person who hated the last two Amazing Spider-Man movies. Andrew, the actor who was Spidey, said that “the pressure to get it right, to please everyone” felt like he was locked in a prison! He also was ecstatic that he’s not the web-slinger anymore.
Hopefully, things go better for Tom Holland and his turn at the role. He certainly has fans’ “spider-senses” tingling. He made a major cameo in the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, and in just a few seconds, Marvel comics fans were ready to climb the walls in excitement! Though, it’s safe to say that when the movie comes out, Andrew and Sally won’t rush to buy a ticket.
What do you think about Sally trashing the Spider-Man movies, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with her?