Rhys Ifans Talks Becoming The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man [Exclusive Video]
Posted 06.26.12 by Chris
In next month's The Amazing Spider-Man, one of Spidey's most legendary villains finally gets his big-screen debut. Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Anonymous) will bring The Lizard to life in the new reboot of the famous webslinger. Ifans talked to Reelz about why he took on the role and what it required of him to play the character.
Ifans also talked about harking back to his drama school days for inspiration to play the CGI baddie.
[Playing the Lizard] wasn't nothing you haven't done in the theater. There's lessons in drama school where they might say to you 'OK, we're going to spend the next half hour being lizards. And you think, 'When the f*#k am I going to use this?' And then suddenly, 20 years down the line — Oh my god, they were right!
Watch more of Ifans' interview in the Reelz special The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Mystery, Saturday 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT.
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