“He had me on the ground cracking up”: Never in a Million Years Jamie Foxx Thought He Would See a Completely Different Side of Willem Dafoe During Spider-Man: No Way Home

"He had me on the ground cracking up": Never in a Million Years Jamie Foxx Thought He Would See a Completely Different Side of Willem Dafoe During Spider-Man: No Way Home
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Jamie Foxx was absolutely stunned upon learning the truth about Willem Dafoe! Spider-Man: No Way Home was a total feast to enjoy on screen. In addition to uniting the three most iconic Spider-Men from different eras, the highly anticipated movie also brought back the iconic villains along with them, which took the movie to a whole new level. People thus, speculated that filming the movie was as enjoyable for the actors as it was for the audience watching it on the other side of the screen. The film not only reunited certain old pals but also featured actors who hadn’t shared screen space before.

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And lo and behold, the speculations were all correct, Jamie Foxx in an interview with Marvel.com confirmed that filming the movie was a journey in itself. He also shared his experience of working alongside his idol, Willem Dafoe. As it turns out Foxx is an absolute fan of Dafoe and was genuinely thrilled to discover his true personality off-camera.

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Willem Dafoe and Jamie Foxx
Willem Dafoe and Jamie Foxx in Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Jamie Foxx Was Absolutely Surprise to Learn the Truth About Willem Dafoe

It’s no secret that Willem Dafoe‘s serious roles often came across as extremely intimidating to say the least, leading people, including Jamie Foxx, to feel a bit scared of him. Thus, Foxx, who is also a fan of Dafoe’s work, felt the added pressure to work alongside him for No Way Home. However, contrary to his terrifying character Norman Osborn in the Spider-Man franchise, Dafoe is quite the opposite in reality. The sheer intensity of his performances, like Osborn’s, led many, including Foxx, to believe Dafoe would be similar off-screen. In reality, Dafoe is a class clown. Speaking to Marvel.com, the Electro actor shared his experience working alongside legends,

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“Just the most incredible people. When people have this sheer talent, like there’s no doubt about it, they’re just cooler. Mr. Dafoe — as I would call him — every time I walked onto set, I would bow seven times [at him]. I said, ‘I’m going to bow seven times because I’ve been watching [your movies] for years and you’re just amazing.’”

Willem Dafoe in No Way Home
Willem Dafoe in No Way Home

He further stated,

“It was just so funny and when he wasn’t doing his thing, he was doing jokes and everything like that, which is usually what I do; he had me on the ground cracking up. When you’re able to come together for something that’s fun, with people that you really admire and respect, that’s just the cherry on top”.

Although the opportunity to work in the presence of his idol was fantastic, getting to know him on a personal level, and witnessing his magical ability to make people laugh, made him even more of a fan.

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Jamie Foxx Spoke About His Electrifying Return to a Brand New Spider-Man World

In the interview with Marvel, Jamie Foxx also revealed what excited him the most about returning to the arena again as Electro. Besides, being completely unfamiliar with the new world he is thrown into, and working alongside industry legends, the old character this time around presented a new set of challenges for him to take on. He stated,

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“The thing Electro gets in his chest; he gets ahold of [the arc reactor], that’s going to be crazy. And just looking to my right, and looking to my left, the people that were onset, and going, ‘Wow, It’s a moment.’ It transcends art right now. This is a moment that people- and I remember saying, ‘When you walk out sir, there will be cheers and tears.’”

Jamie Foxx as Electro
Jamie Foxx as Electro

He further added,

“It was crazy. I’m actually hanging on a [stunt rig] waiting for this moment to happen. When he walked out, I was like, ‘Ooh, [singing] Hercules!’ There was some heart in it. That’s what made doing this film really special.”

All in all, it was indeed a great experience for all the actors to revisit their iconic characters once again as it was for the audiences.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home is currently available to stream on STARZ.

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Source: Marvel.com

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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.