Mads Mikkelsen isn’t a fan of method acting, calling it “Bulls***” and “Pretentious” – GeekTyrant


Mads Mikkelsen has some harsh words about method acting, and he’s clearly not a fan of it. In a recent interview with GQ UK, the actor said method acting was “bullshit” and “pretentious.”

Benedict Cumberbatch recently got into the whole method acting thing with his role in The power of the dog. Jared Leto is also known for it, and he recently starred in disease and House Gucci. Other actors who have used method acting in some of their roles include Daniel Day-Lewis, Edward Norton, Tom Hardy, Sally Field, Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Nicolas Cage, and more.

Speaking about method acting, Mikkelsen said:

“That’s bullshit. But preparation can drive you crazy. What if it’s a shitty movie — what do you think you’ve accomplished? Am I impressed you haven’t lost your character? You should have fallen for it from the start let go! How do you prepare for a serial killer? Are you going to spend two years checking it out?”

Mikkelsen then adopted a mocking voice as he added: “I smoke a cigarette? This is 2020, it’s not 1870 – can you live with that? it’s just presumptuous.” He then accused the media of equating these method acting stunts with actual acting skills.

“The media is like, ‘Oh my god, he took it so seriously, so he must be amazing; let’s give him a price.’ Then that’s the talk, and everyone knows about it, and it becomes a thing.”

Mikkelsen was then asked if he ever wanted to work with legendary Method actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and he said:

“I would have the time of my life [with him], just constantly breaking the character. Daniel Day-Lewis is a great actor. but [Method acting has] have nothing to do with it.”

I’ve always found method acting a bit odd and there are a lot of crazy stories about actors taking it a bit too far to prepare for a role. I’ve also heard that during the production of a film it makes it very difficult for the cast and crew. But to each his own!

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