Sally Field Knocks Her 'Amazing Spider-Man' Character Aunt May

Sally Field
Sally Field

Sally Field Starred in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ to Collaborate With Ailing Producer-Friend

It’s safe to say Sally Field didn’t find “The Amazing Spider-Man” that amazing.

The “Hello, My Name Is Doris” star says she only took on the role of Aunt May in 2012’s hit film so she could work alongside close friend and the film’s producer Laura Ziskin, who died of breast cancer shortly after wrapping in 2011.

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Sally Field Slams ‘Amazing Spider-Man’s’ Aunt May

“We knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was spectacular,” Field told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show (via Vulture) on Monday.

Feeling it was difficult to “find a three-dimensional character” in Aunt May, Field explained, “You work it as much as you can, but you can’t put 10 pounds of s— in a 5-pound bag. You have to try to make it as much of a character, a logical performance, as you possibly can.”

Field, of course, has no intentions of returning to a superhero movie. “That wouldn’t ever blow my skirts up,” she said. “It was just really for my friend.”

The acclaimed actress tells Made in Hollywood that she finds her latest character quite fulfilling.  In “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” Sally Field plays an awkward 60-something who falls for a hunky coworker who’s half her age, played by Max Greenfield. Field, 69, tells Made in Hollywood that Doris “was a very intricate character to develop and  hold on to.”

“Every part of our life, every stage of our life, we’re challenged to change and move into new territory, where we’re young and we don’t know what we’re doing, and we’re awkward and we’re new.”