Dane DeHaan found his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “exciting”.
The 28-year-old actor plays the iconic comic book character, who eventually becomes the villainous Green Goblin, in action movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Dane was thrilled to land the role and embraced the complexities which came with his alter ego.
It was just so exciting because it’s such a full, dynamic, crazy arc of a character. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to play a character that has this big of an arc again. It is so big – he’s so completely different at the end of the movie
It was something I knew that I could really sink my teeth into, and it wouldn’t be another stereotypical part that you see in a big franchise movie – it’s actually something with a lot of dimension and depth and something that I can really create a character from. There’s something very powerful about this Green Goblin as well. He’s a complicated guy, that’s for sure.
Dane stars alongside Brit Andrew Garfield, who plays the title hero. The American actor was over the moon to work with someone he has so much respect for after watching his projects.
Andrew Garfield is someone I’ve wanted to work with ever since I first saw him on screen. I immediately thought, ‘This kid can act… he can really act!’ He’s one of the most emotionally available actors in our age group, and he takes himself about as seriously as I take myself – which is probably too seriously,” Dane laughed. “We had a really good time on set battling it out when we had to battle it out, but then we also had a fun loving time when we had to. I think there’s a mutual respect between us that has kind of taken us through this entire project in a really beautiful way.
Source: Cover Media Group 2014