Internet Cracks Jokes About Andrew Garfield Saying He ‘Starved Himself Of Sex And Food’ To Prepare For A Movie

Andrew Garfield 'Starved Himself Of Sex And Food' To Prepare For A Film

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Even someone like Martin Scorsese — arguably the most influential American filmmaker of the last 50 years — can have underrated and underseen films, which is exactly the case when it comes to his 2016 historical epic Silence.

Case in point? I’ve personally never seen it, so I’m not going to sit here and preach about how you simply *must* see it, because that would be hypocritical. Although, for what it’s worth, the general consensus seems to be that it’s an excellent movie.

Perhaps more people will seek out the film now that it’s made its way back into headlines thanks to Andrew Garfield, who starred in the film alongside Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.

During a recent interview on WTF with Marc MaronGarfield detailed  the “trippy experiences” he had while “starving himself” of sex and food for six months while preparing for his role as a 17th-century Jesuit priest.

Andrew Garfield says he starved himself of sex and food to prepare for his role in Martin Scorsese’s Silence

“You end up in a pretty deep space. It’s a transformational process. I was celibate for six months … and fasting a lot. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food for that period of time,” Garfield said on WTF with Marc Maron on his preparation for Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

“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.”

Given the nature of Garfield’s comments, the internet had naturally a field day with them:

If you do find yourself in the mood to watch Silence, it can be streamed over on Paramount+ and rented virtually anywhere else for about $3.

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