Jared Leto loves two things about his cast roles: the intense makeup transformations and the acting method. In Morbius, he has to do both, so it looks like he’s going to have the best time of his life. As our own Mike Ryan confirmed with director Daniel Espinosa, however, what happened didn’t seem like much fun to anyone. Leto delayed production to hobble on crutches (and then be pushed around in a wheelchair) instead of walking to the bathroom like the able-bodied adult he is.
And in the process, we hear what other actors think of the method game. It will soon be a required subject (whether Leto is mentioned or not), and so far Mads Mikkelsen (who portrayed a cannibal without eating anyone, imagine that) has spoken out against what he sees as a method” pretentious”. And Guardians of the Galaxy 3 actor Will Poulter (who plays Adam Warlock) also comes out on the right side of the story. Like Poulter (who portrays a horrible racist in Detroit but obviously wouldn’t even think of going “method” in such an excruciating way) reacted in an interview with The Independentactors in the method can become “inappropriate” if they are not careful:
“As far as any actor’s process is concerned, as long as they don’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.Method action shouldn’t be used as an excuse for inappropriate behavior – and it definitely is.
As Collider also notes, Jake Gyllenhaal (who is actually no stranger to the method) used his recent SNL monologue to illustrate how the practice has reached heights of ridiculousness. Yup, in other words, the toilet break method took the concept too far. Time for a reset. Someone call Daniel Day Lewis.
(Going through The Independent)