Will Poulter criticizes the use of the method as an “apology”
“If your process creates an inhospitable environment, then to me you have lost sight of what is important.”
“Midsommar” star Will Poulter has weighed in on the recent method of action debate.
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ went through weight training and dieting to transform into its character Adam Warlock, who, as Marvel stated, is ‘genetically engineered by scientists to be the perfect being. “.
Still, Poulter told The Independent UK that “mental and physical health should come first, and aesthetic goals should come second” when it comes to switching roles. And that limit also includes not taking a character too literally by acting methodically.
“For me, it wasn’t necessary,” Poulter said, reflecting on his career. “On ‘Detroit,’ my fellow African Americans — whom my character was responsible for bullying — and I were all very united in this challenge, and we got to know each other and hang out.”
Poulter continued, “As far as an actor’s process, whatever it is, as long as it doesn’t intrude on anyone else’s and you’re considerate, then fine. But if your process creates an inhospitable environment, then to me you’ve lost sight of what’s important. Methodical action shouldn’t be used as an excuse for inappropriate behavior – and it definitely is.
Fellow Marvel alum Jake Gyllenhaal poked fun at method acting during his opening monologue for “Saturday Night Live” on April 9.
“Honestly, I wasn’t even that good at acting methodically,” the Oscar nominee said. “I remember for this ‘Nightcrawler’ movie, I went to the director and said, ‘Get ready for me to lose 48 pounds and win the Oscar.’ And then a week later, I was like, ‘Would you like to see an actor lose 36 pounds and win the Golden Globe?’ And then I came on set and I was like, “You’re looking at a guy who’s gained 10 pounds and doesn’t care about awards!”
Gyllenhaal explained that the method game made him forget “how to have fun” and he realized that “acting is really stupid work” in general. “It’s pretending! And it’s fun and it should be filled with joy,” the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ star added. “Well, I’m finally getting that joy back, and that’s why I’m back on this stage!”
“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” star Mads Mikkelsen also recently called the method of action “bullshit,” especially when the tactics reach the level of “insanity.”
“And if it’s a shit movie – what do you think you did?” Mikkelsen said in an interview with GQ. “Am I impressed that you haven’t given up on your character? You should have dropped it from the start! How do you prepare for a serial killer? Are you going to spend two years checking this?
The ‘Casino Royale‘ villain continued the ‘pretentious’ practice, “The media say, ‘Oh my god, he took it so seriously, so he must be fantastic; give him a reward. Then it’s the talk, and everyone knows it, and it becomes a thing.