Will Poulter Warns Method Actors Against ‘Inappropriate Behavior’ | Entertainment
Will Poulter believes the method of action was used as an “apology” for inappropriate behavior.
The 29-year-old actor – who starred as Adam Warlock in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – thinks it’s important that method actors don’t ‘infringe’ on others.
He explained, “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 a inhospitable environment, so for me you’ve lost sight of what’s important.
“Methodical play shouldn’t be used as an excuse for inappropriate behavior – and it definitely is.”
Will recently prepared to star in “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.”
And as part of his preparations, he was forced to change his diet to achieve his “aesthetic goals”.
He told The Independent: “It’s hard to talk about it because with Marvel it’s all secret squirrel, but the most important thing is that your mental and physical health should be number one, and aesthetic goals should be secondary or you end up promoting something that is unhealthy and unrealistic if you don’t have the financial backing of a studio that pays for your meals and training.
“I’m in a very privileged position in this regard, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone to do what I did to prepare for this job.”
Asked what his prep entailed, Will replied, “It’s been a lot of gym work and a very, very specific diet.”
Will went on to explain the keys to his recent transformation.
He said: “I’ve been on a series of different diets over the past few months.
“Now I’m in a maintenance phase, which is pretty nice. I’m not eating large amounts of bulk food, and I’m not cutting. I’m just maintaining my weight. I’ve been through periods of seeking to food and I feel like I can’t deal with it, then you blink and the next minute you’re ready to eat furniture because you’re so hungry.”