Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield revealed Monday that he
decided to join the cast of Martin Scorsese’s new historical drama Silence because of a phone call from the director.
“It’s very rare that he calls you, and he gave me a call. So it was kind of impossible to say no,” the 31-year-old British-American actor who has been shooting the film in Taiwan over the past few months said at a press conference in Taipei.
Garfield said he also took the film because he was drawn to the story and his character.
An adaptation of late Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name, Silence is about the persecution of two Jesuit priests who traveled to Japan in the 17th century to find their mentor and spread Christianity. Garfield plays Father Rodriguez, one of the two priests. [FULL STORY]