Andrew Garfield ventured into the world of method acting with his 2016 film Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese. In the film, Andrew played a Jesuit missionary and he came up with some extreme practices such as B. staying celibate for six months, fasting to the point where he started losing weight, among other things, into the skin of his role. The actor also defended his trial in a recent interview. Also read: Andrew Garfield says he’s taking a break from acting
Andrew is best known for his portrayal of Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker, in both of the Amazing Spider-Man films and last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. He has also appeared in films such as The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge and Tick, Tick…Boom! Silence was his first collaboration with Martin Scorsese and is widely regarded as the first role in which critics described him as a “serious actor”.
Andrew recently spoke about his process for the film, telling WTF with Marc Maron on the podcast that he would starve himself of food and sex for long periods of time to prepare for the character. “It was very cool man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences starving myself for sex and food back then,” he said.
The actor also defended method acting, saying it’s often misunderstood. “People still act like that, and it’s not about being an asshole to everyone on set. It’s really just about living truthfully in imagined circumstances and at the same time being really nice to the crew and being a normal person and being able to drop it when you need to and stay in it when you do want to stay,” he added.
Silence was a historical drama that also starred Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds. It follows two 17th-century Jesuit priests who journey from Portugal to Macau to Edo-era Japan to find their missing mentor and spread Catholic Christianity.
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