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Sally Field on 'The Amazing Spider-Man': 'You Can't Put 10 Pounds of Sh*t in a 5-Pound Bag'

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 16, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 16, 2016 |

Stephen Dillane’s indifference to both Game of Thrones and his character, Stannis Baratheon, hasn’t been particularly well received by the Internets this week, but I suspect people will feel different about Sally Field’s comments regarding her role on The Amazing Spider-Man.

She wasn’t a fan, but unlike Dillane, she didn’t do it so much for the money, but for one final chance to work with producer Laura Ziskin, who passed away after Spider-Man. “Not especially my kind of movie,” Sally Field explained to Howard Stern in an interview yesterday. “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 spectacular.”

Fair. However, that friendship didn’t exactly endear Field to her role. “Not a great deal of thought” went into playing Aunt May, she said, further explaining that, “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 shit in a five-pound bag.”

In other words, Sally Field suggests, The Amazing Spider-Man was 10 pounds of shit.

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