‘What’s wrong with me?’ Drew Barrymore admits she could go ‘years’ without having sex

‘What’s wrong with me?’ Drew Barrymore admits she could go ‘years’ without sex after Andrew Garfield revealed he was celibate for six months for film role

Drew Barrymore has revealed she could go ‘years’ without having sex after learning Andrew Garfield abstained for six months for his role in the film Silence.

On Tueday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Drew and her co-host Ross Mathews discussed Andrew’s decision to not have sex in preparation for his role as a priest in the Martin Scorsese flick.

Seemingly unimpressed with Andrew’s method acting practices, Drew, 47, said: ‘I was like, ‘Yeah, so?’ ‘

Candid: Drew Barrymore has revealed she could go ‘years’ without having sex after learning Andrew Garfield abstained for six months for his role in the film Silence

Ross then joked: ‘That’s the headline: ‘Drew can go six months, no big deal’.’

Drew corrected him and said she could easily abstain from sex for ‘years’ before adding: ‘What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time?’

Method acting is a series of techniques that seek to encourage sincere performances by understanding a character’s emotions, with actors sometimes using their own experiences to bring themselves closer to a character. 

Drew said she understands why some actors practice method acting, adding they need to ‘transform and fully commit’ to a character during filming.  

Role: On Tueday's episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Drew and her co-host Ross Mathews discussed Andrew's decision to not have sex in preparation for his role as a priest in the Martin Scorsese flick

Role: On Tueday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Drew and her co-host Ross Mathews discussed Andrew’s decision to not have sex in preparation for his role as a priest in the Martin Scorsese flick

She said: ‘I definitely [did], on certain projects, like when I did Grey Gardens, this film I did where I played beloved real-life woman Edie Beale. 

‘I was so nervous I didn’t really chit chat with everybody on set, I just really stayed in character.’ 

Speaking on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Andrew said there are ‘a lot of misconceptions about what method acting is’.

He added: ‘People are still acting in that way, and it’s not about being an asshole to everyone on set. 

Honest: Drew said she could easily abstain from sex for 'years' before adding: 'What's wrong with me that six months doesn't seem like a very long time?'

Honest: Drew said she could easily abstain from sex for ‘years’ before adding: ‘What’s wrong with me that six months doesn’t seem like a very long time?’

‘It’s actually just about living truthfully under imagined circumstances, and being really nice to the crew simultaneously, and being a normal human being, and being able to drop it when you need to and staying in it when you want to stay in it.’ 

He added: ‘I’m kind of bothered by this idea that “method acting is f*****g b******t,”. No, I don’t think you know what method acting is if you’re calling it b******t, or you just worked with someone who claims to be a method actor who isn’t actually acting the method at all. 

‘It’s also very private. I don’t want people to see the fucking pipes of my toilet. I don’t want them to see how I’m making the sausage.’

Interview: Speaking on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, Andrew said there are 'a lot of misconceptions about what method acting is'

Interview: Speaking on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Andrew said there are ‘a lot of misconceptions about what method acting is’

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