With all the talk about and obsessing over "The Amazing Spider-Man" lead actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, I sometimes forget how much more excited I am about the film's supporting players like Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. My absolute favorite, however, is Denis Leary as Captain George Stacey.
It's not just that he looks the part, but he also possesses a certain edge and masculinity that has me more intrigued about Capt. Stacey than I thought I would be. Plus, in speaking to Starpulse about how he felt about remaking a film that is only ten years old, Leary says awesome things like this:
"Oh, I didn’t give a s--t," he told the site. "I’m not really a Spider-Man fan. I’m more of a Batman guy."
Despite his affinity for the Caped Crusader, Leary has embraced director Marc Webb's darker telling of Peter Parker's beginnings.
"It’s a pretty dark vision of Spider-Man. It’s a darker story but there’s some very funny things in it," he revealed. "Some of them that were scripted and some of them came out of work."
The "Rescue Me" star went on to say that he was most impressed by his young co-stars, Garfield and Stone.
"I loved Andrew. I really did," Leary admitted. "I thought he was great. He’s terrific in the role. He was trained as a gymnast when he was growing up in England, which came in handy. Most of the stunts in the movie are done live, in front of the cameras. There’s a ton of stuff. He’s just a terrific actor. I really loved working with him. I thought he was great. Same thing with Emma [Stone]. They’re both actually more mature than I am, so that says a lot. They’re really very incredibly talented and really f---ing professional for kids. She’s 22 years old. I don’t want to tell you what I was doing when I was 22 years old. I was very impressed by her."
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