Sally Field did 'Spider-Man' for dying producer friend
Actress Sally Field says she only signed on to star in "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise so she could work with her late producer friend Laura Ziskin one last time.
Los Angeles: Actress Sally Field says she only signed on to star in "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise so she could work with her late producer friend Laura Ziskin one last time.
The Oscar winner played the titular superhero's Aunt May in the 2012 feature and its 2014 sequel, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", but now admits the films were "not my kind of movie", reported Entertainment Tonight.
During an interview with DJ Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show, the 69-year-old actress confessed she signed on to the project to work with her friend Laura, who had been battling breast cancer.
"My friend Laura Ziskin was the producer. We knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human... It was just really for my friend."
Laura passed away at the age of 61 in 2011, just months after filming ended on "The Amazing Spider-Man", which featured Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, and Field says she didn't put a "great deal" of effort into creating the character, adding, "You work it as much as you can, but you can't put 10 pounds in a five-pound bag. You have to try to make it as much of a character, a logical performance, as you possibly can."