In the latest issue of Total Film Rhys Ifans speaks about his role as Dr. Curt Connors - and his reptilian alter ego - in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. The actor describes the feeling of seeing the special effects in action as he is "mo-capped" into The Lizard on the screen. Also, when discussing his audition he reveals that Connors will be having just a bit of a hard time of things in the movie..
TF: How did you feel, seeing yourself as The Lizard?
RI: I thought, "What a night. That's up there with the biggest, that is..". I was thrilled. Beforehand, part of me dreaded the thought of sitting in a make up char for eight hours a day, but that wasn't the case at all. They did so many scans of my face I felt like a dartboard. The chilling thing is, in the clips I've seen, I recognize myself.
TF: What scene did you do for your audition?
RI: It was a moment where Dr Curt Connors is having a nervous breakdown, to say the least. I just went for it and ended up a quivering wreck on the office floor. They were obviously pleased but I didn't think for one second I'd get the part.
For the rest of the interviews, and much more on The Amazing Spider-Man be sure to pick up the current issue of Total Film.
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