The Torturous Moment of ‘Silence’ Behind the Scenes of Martin Scorcese’s Film: Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield
Martin Scorcese’s 2016 film Silence stars Adam Driver as an emaciated priest. Many of Driver’s fans were taken aback by his lanky look, which contrasted with his bulky and otherwise shirtless appearance in previous roles. Learn more about what Driver ate while working on the Scorcese film. In addition, Driver remembers a torturous behind-the-scenes scene with co-star Andrew Garfield.
The film “Silence,” directed by Martin Scorsese, is about 17th-century priests.
Silence, directed by Martin Scorcese in 2016, is a historical drama based on Shsaku End’s 1966 novel of the same name. Driver, Garfield, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, and Ciarán Hinds star in the film. Nagasaki, Japan is the setting.
Adam Driver and one of his early roles have two major things in common.
Silence is a film about two 17th-century Jesuit priests who move from Portugal to Edo-era Japan in search of their lost mentor while also spreading Catholicism.
Silence is the second film adaptation of End’s novel; the first was released in 1971, and it starred Tetsuro Tamba, Mako, Eiji Okada, Shima Iwashita, David Lampson, and Don Kenny.
Weight loss was needed for films starring Adam Driver, such as “Silence.”
Scorsese wanted his actors to appear emaciated because he was making a film about a 17th century Jesuit priest who traveled to Japan on foot. To star in Silence, both Driver and Garfield had to lose a significant amount of weight.
Driver told Interview Magazine, “[Scorcese] asked us to lose weight.” “When the movie begins, the characters have been traveling for two years, from Portugal to Macau, [having]sailed around Africa. There is disease and a food shortage. When they arrive in Macau before their final leg to Japan, they’re already depleted.”
For the priestly job, Adam Driver goes to “extreme” dieting.
The emaciated appearance of Driver was all part of the story in… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.