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Michael Douglas says 'Ant-Man' gives him a new 'appreciation about acting'

Michael Douglas (R) and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive for the 26th annual SAG Awards in January 2020. Douglas talked about his experience working on Ant-Man films on The Tonight Show. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Michael Douglas (R) and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive for the 26th annual SAG Awards in January 2020. Douglas talked about his experience working on "Ant-Man" films on "The Tonight Show." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

May 28 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas discussed how starring in Marvel's Ant-Man films changed his perspective on acting while appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

"I never did any of those green-screen things. It's just, it's amazing. I mean I have a whole new appreciation about acting. It's not easy. There's nothing there," Douglas said on Thursday.

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The actor then described the challenge in having to imagine the scene around him while filming in front of a green screen.

"The director tell you, 'Right here, here it comes now. There's a missile flying right at you right now.' So you really feel like you're way over the top," he said.

"It's a whole other process. I'm really enjoying it," he continued.

Douglas portrays Hank Pym in the Ant-Man movies and is returning alongside Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer for the third entry in the series titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

The film is set to be released on Feb. 17, 2023. Douglas mentioned to Fallon that he will begin filming the project in about three weeks in England.

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Douglas also stars in the third and final season of Netflix's The Kominsky Method alongside Kathleen Turner. The duo previously starred together in 1989's The War of the Roses.

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