Rhys Ifans on Playing The Lizard in Spider-Man

Cinema Blend got a chance to talk to Rhys Ifans at the Toronto Film Festival and talk turned to the actor playing the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man.

"The majority of the time I'm me, I'm a human, not a Lizard. That's hard enough," Ifans said. "I did have the CGI suit for certain scenes. The Lizard is 9 feet tall. There was one day that I went on set and they had a double, a big big guy, playing me, as the Lizard. I looked at it and I went "No." Following that Marc [Webb, the director] let me know all the physicality, all the physicality you'll see in the Lizard is my own."

He added what it was like to film some of the scenes. "I had a green suit on, and then this cardboard head, and these big claws. It was the most f*cking insane… Each and every time you see the Lizard, the technology is so advanced now that when the Lizard's eyes move, they're my eyes. If I frown or show any emotion, they're my emotions. That's how spectacularly advanced technology is."

You can still watch our interview with Ifans from the San Diego Comic-Con, in which he talks more about playing Dr. Connors and the Lizard, by clicking here.

The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled to hit 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on July 3, 2012.