Rhys Ifans shocked by Spider-Man casting

London: Actor Rhys Ifans has said he was shocked when he was cast in `The Amazing Spider-Man` because he never expected to land the job.

The 44-year-old actor, who plays the role of The Lizard in the re-boot of the popular Spider-Man film franchise, admitted he felt he had to audition because of how big it could be, reported Contactmusic.

"Well I was being invited to make this. This is the story of any actor`s life. You go for 100 auditions a month and very few of them come to fruition. But with `Spider-Man`, you think, `Oh yeah, I`m familiar with that franchise! I think I better go for this one!" said Ifans.

"So off I went, not expecting - I never expect to get a gig - and you weren`t sent a script because it was all very secretive," he added.

Ifans had to use a lot of CGI technology to get into character, and he admits it felt like he was going "clubbing".

"I was participant in a technology I have absolutely no understanding of, but a willing participant. This was crazy, `Why am I sitting in a room with these blue lights, with a million dots on my face?` It was like going clubbing or something!" he said.


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