“I was celibate for six months”: The Amazing Spider-Man Actor Andrew Garfield Said No to Sex and Relationship, and Starved Himself While Preparing for His Role as a Priest in ‘Silence’

The Amazing Spider-Man Actor actor Andrew Garfield is known for his pulling the characters that one might feel difficult to portray on the screen. The Oscar-nominated actor has credited his way of “method-acting” and proved his mettle in the industry. While talking about preparing for a role in Silence, the actor revealed that he could go to an extent that one might think is difficult.

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Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire

As there has been a constant debate of Cinema VS Marvel, Andrew Garfield stands for delivering performances that are classified as top-notch cinematic experiences. Andrew Garfield portrayed the role of a Jesuit priest from the 17th century in a 2016 movie, Silence, and talked about his preparation for the character.

Andrew Garfield shared his experience of playing the role of a priest in the movie, Silence

Andrew Garfield in Silence
Andrew Garfield in Silence

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the movie had Andrew Garfield who played the role of a Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the 1600s. Andrew Garfield was recently on an episode of WTF With Marc Maron. While telling about how he prepared for the role, the actor revealed he starved himself of “sex and food” during the shooting. 

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

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Andrew Garfield reflects on method acting and its misconception

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Andrew Garfield

The actor also expressed his views on method acting and misconceptions about the same. While expressing his views on method acting, The Amazing Spider-Man actor added, 

“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.”

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What is next for Andrew Garfield?

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Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home

Sime time back, the actor announced that he had taken a break from acting, and wanted to be ‘ordinary for a while’. The 38-year-old actor revealed he is taking his steps back after being busy in several high-profile projects. 

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Andrew Garfield’s last Spider-Man flick, Spider-Man: No Way Home with extended cut will be re-released on 1 September. Whereas Silence can be streamed on Netflix. 

Source: WTF With Marc Maron

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Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar

Vivek Kumar is a social media manager and a content writer for AnimatedTimes. Being Photographer, he also helps in the production of interviews for animatedtimes. He is Marvel maniac and has works for leading newspaper company in India and various government organisations

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