NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 12: Andrew Garfield attends the 75th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
In a bizarre defense of the controversial method school of drama, Andrew Garfield decided to completely flex on the world saying he went without sex or food (just to make you feel even worse about your own lack of action).
The Spider-Man: No Coming Home The star has revealed he’s become Jared Leto in the past and opened up about his slightly confusing technique for stepping into character in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film The silence. Playing the role of a Catholic priest, he decided to really understand the sexual repression of a priest by not having sex. And not eat either? However historically the priests were able to eat food.
Speaking to Marc Maron on his podcast, he elaborated on this weird take on the method game that absolutely no one asked for.
“I had an incredibly spiritual experience. I did a lot of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals for myself. I was celibate for six months, and I fasted a lot, because me and Adam [Driver] I must have lost a lot of weight anyway, that was very cool, man. I had some pretty crazy and trippy experiences depriving myself of sex and food at that time.
It also begs the question: how much sex does Garfield have on a regular basis that six months of celibacy is so noteworthy? During the filming No coming home did he try to climb walls for six months, or try to adopt a small New York child to better understand his relationship as a mentor with Tom Holland? Did he attempt to fight giant men in Rhino suits before he did The incredible Spiderman 2?
Let’s not even get into what his method of acting would have entailed for a war drama Hacksaw Crest.
Either way, Leto now has company in the Sony Spider-Man universe for other eccentrics who do downright bizarre things instead of just swinging around on set and reading a few lines. However, now we get to see Leto and Garfield living together in a method acting reality series.
The Amazing Spider-Man the movies are available to stream on Netflix.