Method shows are never far from the headlines, as the technology seems to be backed by Hollywood insiders just as much. Andrew Garfield firmly falls into the former category.
“I’m kind of haunted by the misunderstanding, I’m kind of haunted by this “method show is fucking bullshit”, 39 The year-old actor told Mark Malone on the latest installment of his WTF podcast.” People still act that way, and it’s not about being a jerk to everyone on the set. It’s really just living real life in an imaginary situation while being really nice to the staff and being a normal person who can drop it when you need it and stay in it when you want to.
Garfield, representing his Emmy-nominated turnaround appearance in FX’s limited series
at Banner Down to Heaven , brought up the subject when talking about the screen test he took across from him Ryan Goss Lin Potential adaptation of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
“He’s alive and he doesn’t care about doing the same thing over and over again. He’s listening, he’s there, he’s natural, he’s surprised, he’s not trying to be those things,” said Garfield, who will continue to work with Gosling’s acting coach Greta Cicart, who also worked with Laura Has worked with Dunn, Jessica Lange and Michelle Williams among others. “It’s kind of zen, but like in a wild animal scene, you don’t know if he’s going to kiss you or kill you you. And then you get into it and you’re like ‘Oh, I want to follow what that is. ‘”
Garfield played by the method 17 century Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese 2016 Movie Silence ). He revealed that for six months, he abstained from sex while fasting to lose weight, which made him lose weight. He’s opposite Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
“I had an incredible spiritual experience. I do a lot of spiritual practice every day and I create new rituals for myself. I’ve been single for six months and fasted a lot because Adam and I had to lose a lot of weight anyway,” he explained. “It’s cool, man. Back then, I was starving for sex and food and had some pretty wild, psychedelic experiences.
Listen to Maron’s WTF episode here .