Hollywood Star Refused To Have Sex For One Simple Reason

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Andrew Garfield is very committed to his craft.

Ever since “The Social Network” dropped back in 2010, Garfield has been shooting up the rankings of Hollywood actors, and the lengths he’ll go to keep giving fans awesome performances is pretty extensive.

Just how far will he go? Well, he didn’t have sex while preparing to play a priest in the 2016 movie “Silence.”

“I had an incredibly spiritual experience. I did a bunch of spiritual practices every day, I created new rituals for myself. I was celibate for six months, and fasting a lot, because me and Adam had to lose a bunch of weight anyway. It was very cool, man. I had some pretty wild, trippy experiences from starving myself of sex and food at that time,” the Hollywood star said on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, according to The Hollywood reporter.

Andrew Garfield didn’t have sex for six months while preparing for “Silence.” (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Peyton Manning was willing to watch endless hours of film to win in the NFL, Tom Brady took pay cuts so the Patriots could build a better roster and Andrew Garfield was willing to go six months without having sex in order to rock fans with his performance as a priest in “Silence.”

True winners are willing to do whatever is necessary in order to win. There’s no sacrifice too great. No task they’re not willing to complete.

Andrew Garfield is a fan of method acting. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

Garfield refusing to have sex for half the year and fasting paid off because “Silence” was an absolute hit with critics, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

Would that have happened if Garfield had broken down and engaged in extracurricular activities? It’s hard to say, but clearly, it wasn’t a risk he was willing to take.

Andrew Garfield fasted and didn’t have sex while preparing for the movie “Silence.” (Photo by David Livingston/FilmMagic)

Finally, this line from Garfield immediately reminded me of Michael Scott claiming he went 28 years without having sex and then another seven after that. Practically the same thing!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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