The Oscar winner played the titular superhero's Aunt May in the 2012 feature and its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now admits the films were "not my kind of movie".

During an interview with DJ Howard Stern on his Sirius XM radio show, Sally confessed she signed on to the project to work with her pal Laura, who had been battling breast cancer.

"My friend Laura Ziskin was the producer," Sally explained. "We knew it would be her last film, and she was my first producing partner, and she was a spectacular human... That (superhero genre) wouldn’t ever blow my skirts up... It was just really for my friend."

Laura passed away at the age of 61 in 2011, just months after filming ended on The Amazing Spider-Man, which featured Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, and Sally admits she didn't put a "great deal" of effort into creating the character, adding, "You work it as much as you can, but you can’t put 10 pounds of s**t in a five-pound bag. You have to try to make it as much of a character, a logical performance, as you possibly can."

Her role in the Spider-Man franchise wasn't the only one she didn't care for - in a recent appearance on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live, she admitted she has been in "a bevy" of "really, really bad" movies, including movie sequels Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and Smokey and the Bandit II in 1979 and 1980, respectively.

"Smokey the Bandit 2 was pretty awful," she divulged. "I hardly ever speak of it."