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Andrew Garfield defends method acting: “I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time”

en Bollywood News Andrew Garfield defends method acting: “I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time”

Andrew Garfield has defended the method acting process of actors.

Oscar nominated actor Andrew Garfield defended the process of method acting despite recent criticism with stars like Brian Cox, David Harbour and Mads Mikkelsen calling the process “dangerous,” “pretentious” and even a “disease.”

Andrew Garfield defends method acting: “I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time”

“I’m kind of bothered by the misconception, I’m kind of bothered by this idea that ‘method acting is fucking bullshit,'” the 39-year-old actor said according to a reports from The Hollywood Reporter. “People are still acting in that way, and it’s not about being an asshole 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.” Method acting is a technique actors can use to fully immerse themselves in a role, in an effort to achieve the best performance possible.

However, the process has recently been publicly criticized by well-known actors within Hollywood, as well as ridiculed in the press. “He was alive, he didn’t care about doing it the same way over and over again. He was listening, he was very present, he was spontaneous, he was surprising, he wasn’t trying to be those things,” said Garfield.

“There was a Zen quality to it, but it was like being in a scene with a wild animal where you don’t know whether he was going to kiss you or kill you. And you hook into that, and you’re like ‘Oh, I want to follow whatever that is.'” As the report shares, Garfield went method to play a 17th century Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film Silence. He revealed that for six months, he abstained from sex while also fasting to lose weight for the part, which cast him opposite Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.

“I had an incredibly spiritual experience. I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals for myself. I was celibate for six months, and fasting a lot, because me and Adam had to lose a bunch of weight anyway,” he explains. “It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time.”

Andrew Garfield was recently nominated for his first Emmy for Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Detective Jeb Pyre in Under the Banner of Heaven. Earlier this year, he was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Tick, Tick… Boom!

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