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'Amazing Spider-Man' star Rhys Ifans: 'The Lizard is fascinating'

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Rhys Ifans has said that he was fascinated by his Amazing Spider-Man character The Lizard.

Ifans revealed in a recent interview that it took a great deal of work for animators to blend his image with CGI for the geneticist-turned-villain Dr Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Rhys Ifans at The Creative Coalition's 2011 Spotlight Initiative Awards

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"There were moments where I'm turning from a human into a reptile, and then turning back from a reptile into a human. Those for me were the most interesting parts to play. I was like, 'OK, how much Lizard am I? How much human am I'," he quipped, reports Flicks and Bits.

"They're really kind of brutalising, emotional, transitional points. And I guess again, [his] drug addict thing, the anticipation and the rush of the becoming."

He continued: "Then there's the awful comedown of becoming human again, with all its frailties and insecurities and doubts and weaknesses - as The Lizard would see them.

"The CGI, obviously, I left to a lot of clever people with computers, but then the transitional stuff I was in the hands of these incredible make-up artists for up to, at its worse, seven hours with four people working on me.

"Which I was very nervous about, because I'm not very good at sitting still for any length of time. But these people are so amazing at what they do, I was kind of transfixed by just watching four great artists create their work on my face. It was kinda cool."

Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield recently admitted that he was intimidated to star in the film because of the masked hero's iconic reputation.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens in cinemas on July 3.

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