Sally Field stars in the new Spider-Man reboot as the iconic character of Aunt May and the actress explained to OnTheRedCarpet.com why she signed on to the blockbuster summer film.
"My friend Laura Ziskin, who was a spectacular hero ... asked me to do this and I hadn't read the script or anything," Field told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's premiere. "She was produced this. She asked me to be in it and I said, 'I'll be there.'"
Ziskin had also produced the three original "Spider-Man" films that starred Tobey Maguire as well as other films such as "As Good as It Gets" and "Pretty Woman." Ziskin also started the "Stand Up To Cancer" organization and died at the age of 61 in June 2011 from breast cancer.
In the "Spider-Man" reboot, Andrew Garfield plays Peter Parker, goes in search of clues that might explain what happened to his parents, who disappeared when he was young. His search brings him to Dr. Curt Connors, played by Rhys Ifans, his father's former partner.
Martin Sheen play May's husband and Parker's Uncle Ben. The older couple eventually become adoptive parents to Parker. Gwen Stacy, Parker's first love, is played by Emma Stone.
"I was fortunate enough to be with this group and have a really complicated and interesting script," Field told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I got to have scenes with Andrew and I didn't have any scenes with Emma, gosh darn it, we rue that day."
"Marty Sheen and I just got to improvise and play and you know, after you've been doing this 100,000 years like me, it's just always about the project and the people that you work with," she added. "You always think of the results are secondary."
Sheen also said he had fun working on the film, which was outside of his usual type of films.
"I was delighted. I have never done a movie this size since 'Apocalypse [Now]' I guess and I was just thrilled," he said about getting the role of Uncle Ben. "I met with Mark Webb, the director, and he was just so laid back and was willing to experiment and he just made it a lot of fun."
"The whole experience working with Sally, because I worked mostly with she and Andrew, and they just made it fun," he added. "We just laughed together all the time and had a wonderful relationship."
"The Amazing Spider-Man" was released in the United States on July 3, 2012 and has made at least $7.5 million from midnight screenings. The film hit theaters in several countries in Asia and Europe in June and has also already made more than $50 million overseas. Watch a trailer below.
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, parent company of OnTheRedCarpet.com that also produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet"(check for local TV listings).