In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Oscar winning actress Sally Field took a moment to discuss her role as Aunt May in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and its sequel, a role which she clearly does not remember all too fondly. It seems the big reason why the storied actress took the role was because she knew it was going to be the last film produced by her friend Laura Ziskin, who had breast cancer at the time. Check out the exact interview below including how exactly she felt about playing Aunt May, and the movies in general:

Howard: “You didn’t like that movie?”

Field: “Not especially. It’s not my kind of movie. 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 a spectacular human.”

Howard: “How much thought do you put into playing Aunt May?”

Field: “Not a great deal.”

Howard: “Is that right?…Why, because it’s a superhero movie and it’s frivolous?”

Field: “Because 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 s*** in a five pound bag.”

Howard: “Explain that to me. In other words, it’s kind of like The Flying Nun. When they say to you, play Aunt May, it’s not the Aunt May movie, it’s Spider-Man’s movie. Spider-Man’s all CGI, special effects, the guy’s wearing a mask…you come in and you prop up Spider-Man once in awhile. It’s like playing the wife at home.”

Field: “Exactly.”

Harsh words I admit, especially when I personally love the character of Aunt May and everything she represents, but I understand Field’s perspective on this. It was not a particularly meaty role, nor was it especially 3-dimensional, as ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ version of Peter Parker and his world really focused a lot more of Peter’s relationship with Gwen Stacy than on anything else, leaving Aunt May as just a small bit player in the movie. Still, it is a refreshing to hear an actor speak so frankly about their reasoning to do a movie, and it does speak to the issues with that particular reboot of ‘Spider-Man,’ that there were those like Field who were only there for the paycheck, and did not love the character and his world the way Sam Raimi and his team did, or the way (hopefully) Marvel Studios and their current team do. Here’s hoping the next Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) enjoys the character a little more, and the whole world of Peter Parker is given a better treatment as he enters the MCU.

Source: Screen Rant