“You can’t put 10 pounds of shit in a five-pound bag”: Andrew Garfield’s Co-star Hated Working in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Despite $757 Million Success

"You can’t put 10 pounds of shit in a five-pound bag": Andrew Garfield's Co-star Hated Working in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Despite $757 Million Success

Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man was a refreshing new addition to the narratives involving the celebrated Marvel superhero. After a successful beginning to the character with Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi, The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb introduced the superhero in a lighthearted and humorous, yet emotionally vulnerable avatar.

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man

While Garfield’s pitch-perfect performance was loved and lauded by audiences and critics, the film also boasted of a famous Hollywood veteran who co-starred with The Social Network star as Aunt May. The celebrity though, was not impressed by the film, despite its resounding success at the box office.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Failed To Impress Sally Field

One of the pivotal characters in The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is Peter Parker aka Spider-Man’s loving aunt, May. Seasoned Hollywood actor Sally Field was entrusted with the role in the Andrew Garfield starrer. The Mrs Doubtfire star has always brought her A-game to the foray and her chemistry with Garfield received positive responses from all corners. Field surprisingly remained lukewarm in her praise for the film and confessed that her character arc did not resonate with her.

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“It’s not my kind of movie. Its really hard to find a three-dimensional character in it, and you work it as much as you can, but you can’t put 10 pounds of shit in a five-pound bag,”

Sally Field as Aunt May
Sally Field as Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man

The actor went on to add that she was obligated to sign up for The Amazing Spider-Man as a tribute and a favor to producer and long-time friend Laura Ziskin, who was officially bankrolling her last film. Field though, was effusive in her praise for her co-star Andrew Garfield and his talent.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Was True To The Comic Books

The Amazing-Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Marc Webb was considered the film that was closest to the narrative in the comic book series. In this film, Spider-Man used artificial devices to shoot webs inspired by the original comics where he possessed similar devices for his webbing, as only later would he gain the superhuman ability to shoot webs. Speaking of the reasons behind staying true to the original, Webb said,

“We wanted to emphasize that these are things that Peter Parker made and that he is special himself even if he feels like he’s an outsider.”

Andrew Garfield
The Amazing Spider-Man was true to the comic books

The director stated that the concept of Peter Parker using his technical expertise to build webs was an attractive feature in the comic books that he wanted to incorporate into the films. Furthermore, in the comics, Peter Parker was written as a tongue-in-cheek character who would often shoot his mouth, albeit harmlessly and humorously, which prompted Webb to write Garfield’s role similarly in The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Source: The Wrap

Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.