Spider-Man: Jamie Foxx Surprised Daughter With Casting News With A Set Visit
First Published: December 12, 2012 2:13 PM EST Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jamie Foxx’s 4-year-old daughter might be more excited about her dad landing the role of Max Dillon/Electro in the in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” sequel than the actor himself.
Access Hollywood caught up with Jamie at the premiere for “Django Unchained,” where he revealed how he broke the news to his super hero-loving daughter.
”[She] dressed as Spider-Man for Halloween and had a Spider-Man jumper. Yesterday, I took her to the set, she didn’t know [that I had been cast], and she says, ‘What is this?’ I said, ‘Daddy’s going to be in ‘Spiderman.’’”
The actor’s daughter was quick to ask plot details.
“She says, ‘Is Spider-Man going to beat you up?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know.” She says, ‘Good,’” he continued.
So far, the 44-year-old actor appears to be loving his new role.
“It’s an amazing ride. So, it’s humbling and just a lot of fun,” he told Access.
Prior to getting the role, the actor told Access that his daughter would be over the moon if landed the role of the voltage-wielding villain.
“I have a little daughter, 4 years old, and what’s crazy is like, this past year she had a birthday where Spider-Man was the theme,” Jamie said in November when asked the Marc Webb-directed project. “Fingers crossed [that] it all works out.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” sequel will swing into theaters on May 2, 2014. First up catch Jamie and Leonardo DiCaprio in
Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” in theaters on December 25.
-- Jesse Spero
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