Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has revealed how amazed he is with the advancements of technology following his work on the movie The Amazing Spider-Man. Rhys plays Dr. Curt Connors aka The Lizard and had to spend some time in a green suit for his part as The Lizard.
Ifans explained, “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, “I had a green suit on, and then this cardboard head, and these big claws. 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.”
Rhys Ifans can next be seen on the big screen alongside Emily Blunt and Jason Segel in the movie The Five-Year Engagement, which is released on April 27, 2012. Meanwhile, Rhys can be seen as The Lizard when The Amazing Spider-Man is released on July 3, 2012.