Dane DeHaan on The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Recently cast as Harry Osborn, Dane DeHaan has been chatting about his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2...
Dane DeHaan is an excellent young actor, and this was demonstrated in a couple of key roles last year - most notably in Chronicle, but he was also very impressive in Lawless. He has, of course, been cast as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Whilst doing promotion for his new film, The Place Beyond The Pines, he's been chatting about the role of Osborn.
“Chronicle was about a kid with an abusive father, Place Beyond The Pines is about a kid who doesn't know who his father is, and they're very different relationships. Obviously with Harry Osborn, the privilege of it is another dynamic. Every son has a relationship with their father, whether their father is there or not, and that always has an effect on the person, whether they admit it or not. There are a lot of different ways that those relationships are complicated.”
He then went on to discuss the fact that he's not a major comic guy, touching on the homework he's doing to prepare for the role:
“I don't think you have to be a fan of something to do the job. I think ultimately it's important that I'm familiar with past takes on the Osborn story ... My job as an actor is the same job whether it's a comic book movie or a gritty Derek Cianfrance drama, or a Chronicle, or a Lawless, which is to take a character and, for want of a better word, breathe life into it. I'm a fan of acting.”
It's an honest interview he gave, and it's kind of refreshing for an actor not to just claim to be a fan of something to get people on board. We're looking forward to seeing just what he can do with the role of Harry Osborn.
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