I don't care much about seeing Silence in theaters, but I want Andrew Garfield to promo it forever.
  1. As part of Andrew Garfield's preparation for Silence, he followed a Jesuit devotional exercise.
    He gave this thoughtful and meditative interview to America: the Jesuit Review, about his experience. http://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2017/01/10/andrew-garfield-played-jesuit-silence-he-didnt-expect-fall-love-jesus
  2. "The experience of falling in love with Jesus was most surprising, perhaps, because Garfield, like many people, came to the Exercises asking for something else. What he brought to the Exercises was not an explicit desire to know Christ but rather a painful and persistent sense of his own “not-enough-ness.”
  3. "Like Ignatius before him, Garfield was a young person looking for his own place in the world. And, like many of us, beneath this longing he carried a deep fear, a fear that he wasn’t good enough. “The main thing that I wanted to heal, that I brought to Jesus, that I brought to the Exercises, was this feeling of not-enough-ness,” he said."
  4. “This feeling of that forever longing for the perfect expression of this thing that is inside each of us. That wound of not-enough-ness. That wound of feeling like what I have to offer is never enough.”
  5. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱
    I don't really think about actors having full, distinct inner lives just like "normal people", but of course they do. And the way he phrases that longing feeling is wonderful- I've felt like that. I still feel like that sometimes.
  6. Later, in an interview with W, he starts with a beautiful meditation on prayer and then swerves to pot brownies at Disneyland.
  7. Anyways, I love him.