Martin Sheen, who plays Uncle Ben in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, spoke with TotalFilm.com and shared some kind words on fellow actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
Sheen states he didn’t know too much about Spider-Man – if anything – but did state he was a fan of the previous Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire.
“I’d never read the comic books. But I adore Tobey Maguire and he was up against this guy who had these chains coming out of his back [Dr Octopus],” said Sheen.
Sheen goes on to tell about his first conversation and thoughts on Garfield.
“He’s quite the marvel, a very fine actor. He’s a lovely guy, very disciplined, very focused,” said Sheen.
“He called me up and said, ‘This is Andrew Garfield’ and I said, ‘Who?’ and he said, ‘Uh, we’re in the movie together…’ and I said, ‘Yeah, what part do you play?’ and he said, ‘Uh, I play your nephew!’ I liked him instantly.
Sheen was questioned on Garfield being able to handle the physical aspects of the movie.
“He’s very athletic, he’s in great shape. He plays basketball and he works out every day. He’s fit. Very wiry, thin, tall, very physically focused,” said Sheen.
Martin Sheen finished stating how he think Andrew Garfield is going to be a “huge star”:
“And he was the same off camera. He didn’t slack off. No, sir! He was equally emotional off camera. Very impressive. He’s going to be a huge star.”
Be sure to check out the Total Film Magazine for more from Martin Sheen which is available March 17th.
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters in 3-D and is directed by Marc Webb starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, Sally Field as May Parker and C. Thomas Howell as Ray Cooper.
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