Andrew Garfield recalls starving himself of sex and food as prep for Silence | Hollywood

Andrew Garfield ventured into the acting world with his 2016 film Silence, directed by Martin Scorsese. In the film, Andrew played a Jesuit missionary and he got into the skin of his role with some extreme practices, such as being celibate for six months, to the point that he began to lose weight. Would do it The actor also defended his process in a recent interview. Read also: Andrew Garfield says he is taking a break from acting

Andrew is best known for his portrayal of Spider-Man aka Peter Parker in two Amazing Spider-Man films, as well as in last year’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. He also appeared in films such as The Social Network, Hacksaw Ridge, and Tick, Tick… Boom! Silence was his first collaboration with Martin Scorsese and was widely regarded as the first role that earned him a reputation as a ‘serious actor’ by critics.

Speaking about his process for the film, Andrew recently told the WTF with Marc Maron podcast that he would starve himself for food and sex for a long time to prepare for the character. “It was great, man. I had some really wild, sad experiences at the time starving myself for sex and food,” he said.

The actor also defended the way of acting and said that it is often misunderstood. “People are still acting that way, and it’s not about being an asshole to everyone on set. It’s really about living truthfully in imaginary situations, and for the crew together. Really nice, and being a normal human being, and being able to leave it when you need to and be in it when you want to be in it,” 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 travel from Portugal to Edo-era Japan via Macau to locate their missing master and spread Catholicism.


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