“If your process creates an inhospitable environment, then for me you have lost sight of what is important.”
“Midsommar” protagonist Will Pulter stood in the recent discussion about methodical acting.
The “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Actor 3 “trained with weights and diet to transform into the character of Adam Warlock, who, according to Marvel,” is genetically engineered by scientists to be the perfect being. “
However, Poulter told The Independent UK that “mental and physical health must be number one and aesthetic goals must be secondary” when a role is to be changed. And this limit also includes not taking a character too literally through methodical acting.
“For me, that was not necessary,” Poulter said of his career. “In Detroit, my African-American colleagues – whom my character was responsible for bestiality – and I were all very united in this challenge and we met and hung out.”
Poulter continued, “When it comes to an actor’s process, whatever it is, as long as it does not violate the process of others and you are careful, then fine. But if the process creates an inhospitable environment for you, then for me you have lost sight of what is important. “Methodical behavior should not be used as an excuse for inappropriate behavior – and it certainly has been.”
Marvel alum partner Jake Gyllenhaal mocked the acting method during opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live” April 9.
“Honestly, I was not even that good at acting,” said the Oscar nominee. I remember for this movie “Nightcrawler”, I went to the director and said, “Get ready to lose 48 kg and win the Oscar”. And then, a week later, I said, “How would you like to see an actor lose 36 pounds and win the Golden Globe?” And then I appeared on the set and said, “You look at a guy who gained 10 kilos and does not care about the prizes!”.
Gyllenhaal explained that methodical acting made him forget “how to have fun” and realized that “acting is a really stupid job” in general. “It is a pretense! “And it’s fun and it should be full of joy,” added the Spider-Man: Far From Home star. “Well, I finally accept this joy again and that’s why I came back to this scene standing!”
The protagonist of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”, Mads Mikkelsen, also recently described the method of acting as “bullshit”, especially when the tactics reach the level of “insanity”.
“What if it’s a dark movie – what do you think you did?” said Mikkelsen in an interview with GQ. “Does it impress me that you did not lose character? You should have thrown it from the beginning! How do you prepare for a serial killer? Will you spend two years controlling it? “
The villain of “Casino Royale” continued the “pretentious” practice, “The media say, ‘My God, he took it so seriously, so he must be imaginary.’ “Let’s give him an award.” “Then there is the conversation, and everyone knows it, and it becomes an issue.”