Jamie Foxx: 'It's Kind of Fun' Playing Spider-Man Villain

Actor Jamie Foxx stars as Electro, the supercharged super-villain in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
3:30 | 05/02/14

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To say Jamie Foxx's performance in "The amazing spider-man 2" was electric, would be an understatement. Jamie plays max Dillon, who is a sad sack. His life gets saved and changed by spider-man. Take a look. I'm going to be right back. Okay. There you go. Are you okay? Will you all right? Just fine. This is pretty important, max. How do you know my name? It's written on your badge. I'm a nobody. You're not a nobody. You're a somebody. Listen to me. I'm going to need you. You're my eyes and ears out here. All right? All right. It's great to have Jamie Foxx with us. Max was a villain waiting to happen. But it's really heartbreaking because he just wants to be noticed. What I know about the spider-man franchises, all of the villains don't start out as evil characters. They start out as good guys. Max is a very interesting guy. You see the combover. I told my sister, I'm going to be the first black man with a combover. That's what I would look like without makeup. That's what you look like in the morning, right? He didn't really turn evil until he felt betrayed. He thought he and spider-man were best friends, in his head. And when he sees spider-man and it doesn't go his way, and people see this bluish character, he chooses the other side. You had to go to great lengths to look like that. That was a few hours in the makeup chair. 4 1/2 hours in the makeup share, getting painted blue. And it helps with the character. Once you get the blue makeup on, the voice started to change. You start to feel it. I like that. What's it like being a bad guy? That's the thing. Being able to play the bad guy is actually a thing. You are going to play the bad guy in the movie. It's fun, isn't it? You get a chance to color outside the lines. We lie a lot in Hollywood about genuine moments. Oh, it was great. The clouds and it was raining. But in this, when I saw Andrew Garfield in his outfit and me in my outfit, we get a chance to live out childhood dreams. You actually don't like spiders. In fact, you had a bad experience with one in real life? I'm driving in my car. And I live in the country. And there's a spider in my car. 24-car pileup. Right. You said you have those genuine moments. It was great. Before you took the role, you got advice from your daughter. She's having a birthday. 4 years old. She's in a spider-man jumper in the bouncy house. And we get the call. I'm going to be in "Spider-man." What do you mean you're going to be in spider-man? I'm playing the villain. She said, spider-man is going to kick your butt? Yeah, he is. We got to go to the makeup place. She was on the set, as well. So, her sitting on my knee. Her spider-man. He as electro. It's a fantastic movie. You're a great villain. "The amazing spider-man 2" opens nationwide, today.

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