13 Weirdos Who Method Acted Too Close to the Sun
Want to suffer emotionally and physically while simultaneously annoying absolutely everyone else on set… Try method acting. That was our late night infomercial pitch. And honestly, method acting has a lot in common with late night infomercials. On the surface, they both seem like a great idea, but it’s so rare that anyone’s happy in the end. We get it, you’re playing another person, so trying to “become” them kinda makes sense. But when the director says cut, and you keep pretending you’re an 1860’s gang member, you seem like a complete sociopath. How is anyone on set supposed to relate to you? Just go back to your trailer and stew in your insanity.
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Eye rolls aside, these actors actually did real damage to their mental and physical health. It’s near impossible to feel bad for them though. Losing 50 pounds for a role is one thing (and commendable on some level) but contracting a near-fatal Staph infection from not showering for months is just straight up irresponsible. Your fictional character is filthy, not you, you silly multimillionaire! For that and a slew of other harmful cases, here are 13 weirdos who method acted a little too close to the sun.