Many Hollywood stars They go to various extremes in order to fulfill their roles that involve their physique, such as losing weight or gaining weight.
This leads them to almost secure a Oscar award or at least one nomination as has happened on several occasions with Jared Leto, Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughe, among others.
One of the actors who also underwent a drastic change was Adam Driver For the movie “silence” of Martin Scorsese from 2016.
In this film, Driver stars alongside Andrew Garfield and is about two 17th century Jesuits who flee to Japan in order to spread Christianity and search for the mentor, played by Liam Neeson.
The three actors underwent a strict diet on the orders of the director to such an extent that lost 20 kilos. “He asked us to lose weight,” Driver told Interview magazine.
“When the film starts, the characters have been traveling for two years, from Portugal to Macau, and have sailed through Africa. They are sick and they don’t have much food,” he said.
What Scorsese was looking for was for them to lose weight and be affected physically but in a real way. “You are so tired and hungry in some moments there is nothing you can do. You just have enough energy to convey what you’re doing, so it’s great.”
The diet consisted of eating less each day that passed from the filming, which did affect his health and even his work. “There were times when a scene didn’t work, and you also didn’t have the energy to figure out why it didn’t.”
This was the first time that Adam made such a radical change in his career. “Scorsese wanted to see how Andrew Garfield and I were losing weight,” he said.
Likewise, the interpreter of Spider-Man also revealed that he abstained from having sex for several months to prepare his character, as well as that he was also fasting.
The call method performance is a technique invented by Konstantin Stanislavski during the 20th century with which actors use their mental, emotional and physical parts to give their character greater shape and weight.