Andrew Garfield Said That God Talked To Him While Filming Christian Movie
‘I’m a believer with some doubts. But the doubts push me to find a purer sense of the other, a purer sense, if you want, of the word God.’ -Andrew Garfield
‘The Amazing Spiderman’ star Andrew Garfield admits to having a genuine encounter with God while preparing for his role as a Jesuit priest in the upcoming film, “Silence.”
The movie tells the real-life story of Desmond Doss. The late World War II U.S. Army medic stood firm in his beliefs, and refused to bear arms or kill in the Battle of Okinawa. Desmond’s unwavering faith is what convinced Andrew to do the movie.
Andrew said: ‘One of the main reasons I was drawn to doing it and to playing him was his awareness of his own ego and humanity, but his faith was the strongest part of him.
‘He was empty enough to be in touch with spirit, to be in touch with his own deep inner-self, to be in touch with God’
Andrew plays one of the two Jesuit priests in the 1600’s who faced persecution in Martin Scorsese’s new historical drama called ‘Silence’. During those times, Christianity was brutally supressed and Christian missionaries and followers were killed.
In preparation for the role, Andrew and fellow actor Adam Driver, went to a Jesuit retreat. There, led by Father James Martin, they lived like Jesuits and learned about the faith these men have.
Andrew recalled: ‘He gave me spiritual direction as if I were a Jesuit in training.
‘I was filled up with all this information and all this longing to spread the teachings of Christ, which I truly started to adore.’
He added: ‘I underwent this spiritually transformative process that St. Ignatius created-a retreat where you meditate and imaginatively walk with Jesus through his life, from birth to resurrection.
‘I’m a believer with some doubts. But the doubts push me to find a purer sense of the other, a purer sense, if you want, of the word God.’
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