6 de maio de 2004

"Spiderman 2" já aquece

Enquanto não estreia a segunda parte de "Spiderman", deixamos aqui uma entrevista feita a Tobey Maguire, o Spider-Man / Peter Parker deste filme, onde ele levanta um pouco a ponta do véu sobre este novo filme e sobre o trabalho que esta personagem lhe deu e onde revela, entre outros pormenores, que irá muito provavelmente fazer um "Spiderman 3". Vale a pena ler:

Question: I know you're a vegetarian. How did you bulk up for Spider-Man? Did you eat lots of peanuts?

Maguire: I do love nuts. In fact my friends have a joke, "Tobey loves nuts." I ate a lot of soy protein and nuts and this and that. Nothing too exciting really.

Question: Was it harder establishing the character of Peter Parker in the first movie or continuing it in the second?

Maguire: It was more work in the first movie because I had to learn about it. As I said in interviews from the first movie, I hadn't read Spider-Man comics. I mean, I was familiar with Spider-Man and the Peter Parker character, but I didn't know it. So, for the first movie, I read the first four years of the comic book and did all the research on the characters and the relationships and the villains and all that stuff. So there was a lot more preparation getting to know the story and the people for the first movie. And it was much easier going into the second film.

Question: If you could have one of the powers of Spider-Man, which one would it be and why?

Maguire: I don't know. I think the webs are cool, but if you don't have the super-strength to deal with them, then I'd just be a weakling swining on a rope. I won't be able to hang on, so it's a complicated question. (Laughs) So I think you're going to have to take the strength. Without the strength, you got nothing else. So if I could jump high, big deal. You know what I mean. If I could swing, be deal. If I don't have the strength, I couldn't use that stuff.

Question: What type of regimen do you go through to change your body from Seabiscuit to Spider-Man?

Maguire: For the first Spider-Man, I was all gung-ho about this stuff. And I was doing six days a week, three or four hours a day, working out and on a very strict diet, which I had to continue for Seabiscuit and Spider-Man 2, but in different ways.
On the Spider-Man movies, I was eating about 2,800 calories per day. And on Seabiscuit, I was eating 1,400 calories a day. And this all gets very technical and boring.

And I was all gung-ho on the first movie, like, "I'm going to prove this to everybody and I'm going to prove this to myself. And I feel good and I'm in shape." And this and that.

And halfway through Seabiscuit, I'm like, "Just give me some donuts. I'm over it." And Spider-Man 2 rolls around and I'm like, "Do I really have to do this again? This sucks."

But it's fun to be in the movies and it's required for the movies. I'm not complaining about it. Just three or four hours a day working out is not what I like to do.

Question: You've done a few productions, where you've produced. Are there future projects where you might be producing?

Maguire: I have a few things in developments, things that were books that we have screenwriters developing. And other things that didn't come from books that I'm working on. I probably have five of six things I'm working on. Nothing that's ready to go yet. It's a long process. It's a tough process developing material. I think my other job is easier.

Question: Peter Parker seems to be a conflicted character. Is it hard to develop all that emotional turmoil on the set and then let it go of it at the end of the day?

Maguire: It is difficult sometimes to get into the head space of the character and to build up the conflict of what's going on for him. I don't, like, carry it home with me or anything like that.

I am constantly involved, though. When I start working on a movie like this, you can't help but think about it all the time when you go home. But it's not like I'm trapped in his conflicts. I'm just thinking about the relationships or what can I do and make it better.

The trick is to stay relaxed and energized throughout a work day so those emotionals can be accessible to you when you're called upon. Because so much of the time you're just sitting around waiting, and the hardest part is just to stay open and ready at any time. They go, "OK, Tobey, we need you. Here's your closeup. Now's the important moment of the movie. Go!"

And Sam (Raimi, director) will do that stuff to me, too. Sam is awesome. He'll say like, "OK, I hope you're prepared to be better than you've ever been in your life." But he does that almost every scene.

Question: In the comics, he has more of a humorous side. In part two, is he a little more funny?

Maguire: When Peter Parker is Spider-Man, you mean, with the little quips and stuff?

We may be dabbling in that a little bit more this time. We may be expanding that a little bit more.

"(In the comics), he's funny and kind of cocky and has all his quips and smart witty remarks. We're getting into that. We just don't want to overdo and make it cheesey. It's a little cheesier in a movie than in a comic book. We want to try to keep it real and have some respect for what we're putting out there. But we're trying to develop that side of his character a little bit more.

Question: And talk between you and Sam about part three?

Maguire: Yeah. I think we're doing it. I've actually seen a graph of the timeline of when we're supposedly have to have everything -- the script being written at this time, pre-production, production and release date. They already have it all planned out.

And Sam has given me a version of what he is thinking for the third movie. And I can tell you guys the whole storyline now. (laughs). Who's the villain? I won't say anything.

When I read the comics books, Doc Ock was always my favorite villain for the movies. I also like Sandman. I'd think he'd be a really cool villain.

Question: Is it really overwhelming to be Spider-Man?

Maguire: It's pretty weird, you know? It is weird. I'm just a kid running around. I'm just a kid who's an actor and trying to make a few bucks when I was 15, 16 years old. And I definitely had some dreams. And I'm very determined and focused. And I was working very hard, doing my art-house movies like The Ice Storm and Cider House Rules.

And then I heard about Spider-Man and I said, "Well, that's cool, but most movies in that genre -- meaning big, action effects movies -- aren't great." That genre isn't always great. Sometimes it's fun, but I was hesitant about it.

Then I met with Sam, and talking to him, his vision for the film was awesome and I thought he was going to bust this stuff open, kind of like he did with Evil Dead in his way then. And I think he's done that with the comic-book movie. I really think he's done an awesome job. I've really loved working with Sam and all credit to him for what he's created with these movies and what he's done with this character and I think he's really respected the character as well. It's been great and a lot of fun.

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