Andrew Garfield Recalls ‘Starving’ Himself Of Sex To Play A Priest In 2016 Film Silence

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Andrew Garfield is extraordinarily devoted to his profession!

Based on a brand new episode of WTF with Marc Maron on Monday, the 39-year-old actor did some technique performing for his 2016 function in Silence. In case you haven’t seen the movie, it follows the story of two Seventeenth-century Jesuit monks who journey from Portugal to Edo-era Japan by way of Macau to find their lacking mentor and unfold Catholic Christianity. It’s primarily based on the 1966 novel of the identical identify.

With a purpose to get aware of the priest he was enjoying, the Below the Banner of Heaven star lived the same life — together with fasting and being “celibate for six months” he tells Marc:

“I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals, I was celibate for six months and I was fasting a lot.”

Speak about taking your profession severely!

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Andrew went on to say the expertise was “cool” and “trippy”:

“It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time.”

The Wonderful Spider-Man alum additionally revealed he spent a yr finding out underneath an actual priest — Jesuit author James Martin, whom Garfield calls his “friend and spiritual director”. Of their time working collectively, he recollects researching Catholicism and doing religious workout routines to organize for the function. Significantly, he went above and past to excellent this function…

Whereas technique performing labored nicely for the Tick Tick Increase star, he made certain to warn it’s attainable to take it too far. He says it’s not about being impolite to “everyone on set” however as an alternative it’s about “being a normal human being” and utilizing the method when it’s wanted:

“There [have] been a lot of misconceptions about what method acting is, I think. People are still acting in that way, and it’s not about being an a**hole to everyone on set. It’s actually just about living truthfully under imagined circumstances and being really nice to the crew simultaneously and being a normal human being and being able to drop it when you need to and staying in it when you want to stay in it.”

We’re glad to see he’s taking technique performing so severely and with kindness — up to now it’s been an actual downside with some celebrities and precipitated numerous controversy! Like Shia LeBeouf infamously getting fired from Broadway and ultimately getting arrested over the play Orphans approach again in 2012…

Perhaps all this tumultuous performing isn’t so dangerous, although. No less than not for Garfield — who was lately noticed in Indonesia posing for a sexy pic — exhibiting off simply how good life is treating him proper now!

What do U take into consideration Andrew’s method to his profession, Perezcious readers? Sound OFF within the feedback (under).

[Image via YouTube/BBC Radio 1/Paramount Pictures]

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