When it involves playing Dr. Curt Connors – AKA the Lizard – within the Amazing Spider-Man, Rhys Ifans didn’t wish anyone eliminating his ability to create the character. "The majority of the time I’m me, I’m a human, not a Lizard. That’s hard enough. I did have the CGI suit for certain scenes,” he told Cinema Blend. “The Lizard is nine-feet tall. There has been at some point that I went on set and so they had a double, a big, big guy, playing me, because the Lizard. I checked out it and that i went: ‘No.’ Following that Marc [Webb] let me know all of the physicality you will see within the Lizard is my own." Once he had the director’s word that the Lizard can be all him, he was amazed at what the technology could do to assist that: "I had a green suit on, after which this cardboard head and these big claws. It was probably the most fucking insane…” A cardboard head! It doesn’t sound that high-tech but Ifans isn’t finished yet. “Each and each time you notice the Lizard, the technology is so advanced now that once the Lizard’s eyes move, they’re my eyes. If I frown or show any emotion, they’re my emotions." The Amazing Spider-Man opens July 2012.
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