If you're one of these fanboys that's got a sensitive stomach and can't handle a grown woman calling a legitimately bad movie to the carpet, I suggest you leave now. Sally Field is the best. I completely understand why Burt Reynolds still pines for her. Add in to the mix that she's willing to publicly bad mouth the utterly lackluster 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, and I think I might want to fight Burt for her honor.
While visiting The Howard Stern Show yesterday, Field opened up about The Amazing Spider-Man, saying that she did it as a favor to her friend Laura Ziskin, who passed away from breast cancer before the film was released...
Howard: "You didn't like that movie?"
Field: "Not especially. It's not my kind of movie. But my friend Laura Ziskin was the producer, and we knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human."
Howard: "How much thought do you put into playing Aunt May?"
Field: "Not a great deal."
Howard: "Is that right?...Why, because it's a superhero movie and it's frivolous?"
Field: "Because it's really hard to find a three dimensional character in it, and you work it as much as you can, but you can't put ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag."
Howard: "Explain that to me. In other words, it's kind of like The Flying Nun. When they say to you, play Aunt May, it's not the Aunt May movie, it's Spider-Man's movie. Spider-Man's all CGI, special effects, the guy's wearing a mask...you come in and you prop up Spider-Man once in awhile. It's like playing the wife at home."
That header image says it all about what they gave her to do in the film. Martin Sheen's all smiles because he knows he's on his way out in about twenty minutes, and all they wanted two time Oscar winner Sally Field to do was just fold her arms as if to say, "you boys." Anyway, let's keep piling on reasons to love her by pointing out this mini-tirade she went on when Howard brought up her experience working with Tommy Lee Jones for the first time...
"I adore Tommy now," Field began. "I don't know if you've spoken to Tommy...but that time when we worked together, the first time, he was a troubled soul, to say the least. And had a lot of substances going on at the same time. [...] He didn't like me either. He seriously didn't like me...that was hard."