Many actors make sacrifices to try to improve their performance. This could be staying in character even when not filming or losing/gaining an abnormal amount of weight. Andrew Garfield went a different route when he played a Jesuit priest in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 Passion Project Silence: no sex and little food, something Drew Barrymore can’t quite understand.
On her talk show The Drew Barrymore ShowBarrymore made a little fun by Andrew Garfield’s approach, which gives a “Yeah, so?” Then she took a stab at herself and said: “I abstain from sex, I mean I did throughout my 20s, right? … What is wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a long time?” The main difference here may be that Andrew Garfield is Spider-Man and thus has a large female following.
Andrew Garfield has previously elaborated on his celibacy, saying about Marc Marons WTF podcast, “It was pretty cool, man. I had some pretty wild, sad experiences starving myself of sex and food at the time.” Yes, that sounds wild and sad, Andrew!
However, Drew Barrymore totally understands the idea of getting into character — and even staying there. “I’m definitely on certain projects like when I did it Gray Gardenthis movie I did where I played the beloved real-life woman Edie Beale, I was so nervous that I didn’t really talk to everyone on set, I just stayed in character.
Drew Barrymore does her own abstinence – from movies. She has most of it stepped away from the big screen and hasn’t appeared in a movie since the 2020s Stand In– and before that it was the 2015s Miss you already. Her television output included the well-received Santa Clarita Diet, which found her playing a real estate agent who develops a taste for human flesh. Now to we could refrain from.
What do you think of Andrew Garfield’s vow of celibacy? Silence? Does Drew Barrymore have a point?