Drew Barrymore Doesn't Care That Andrew Garfield Gave up Sex for Six Months

"Yeah, so?"

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BY Sydney BrasilPublished Sep 21, 2022

According to Drew Barrymore, being celibate for six months for a role doesn't amount to method acting. Upon hearing fellow actor Andrew Garfield abstained from getting it on in preparation for his role in Martin Scorsese's Silence, she didn't seem all that impressed.

On yesterday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show (September 20), the host expressed her indifference, saying, "What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time? I was like, 'Yeah, so?'" Her co-host Ross Matthews added, "We buried the lede there, that's the headline. Drew can go six months, no big deal."

After her "Yeah, so?" comment, Barrymore went on to reference Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey as successful method actors, citing their dedication to the process. 

All of this comes (no pun intended) after Garfield went on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron to detail how he prepared to play a 17th-century Jesuit priest in Silence: "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," he said. 

He continued: "I'm kind of bothered by this idea that method acting is fucking bullshit. No, I don't think you know what method acting is if you call it bullshit, or you just worked with someone who claims to be a method actor who isn't actually acting the method at all."

Considering many people unintentionally go six months without sex, we tend to agree that Garfield may be playing this up a little. 

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