23 April 2014 09:45 | By Tammi Tan
Jamie Foxx happily “disappears” for Spider-Man 2

Plus other actors who were rendered unrecognisable for the silver screen



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He plays a misunderstood, voltage-controlling super-villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but off-camera, Jamie Foxx was the resident funny guy among the cast and crew.

According to director Marc Webb, the actor constantly switched between terrorising extras on screen, to lifting their spirits by doing delightful imitations and bursting out in song in the midst of tough filming conditions. (In fact, we heard Jamie singing as we were walking into the room for our interview with him at Marina Bay Sands.)

“We were shooting a sequence in New York’s Times Square at night,” Marc had told us during a separate chat. “It was cold, but Jamie really helped to keep the morale up by doing Michael Jackson, singing and encouraging everyone and getting them through the night. It was great to have that kind of energy around.”

Of course, it wasn’t all fun, games and show-time on set for Jamie.

“One of the most challenging scenes was when I had to lie on the ground and they were pouring water on me at 3 o’ clock in the morning, in negative temperatures,” he recounted. “That was pretty difficult, because as someone of African descent, which is indigenous to the hot climate, it’s tough when it’s cold.”

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