The ‘Twilight’ actor recalls moving into a tool shed in a bid to feel a ‘sense of loneliness and complete isolation’ while he was preparing to audition for a role.
AceShowbiz –Peter Facinelli was almost driven “insane” when he moved into a tool shed in order to experience “loneliness” before an audition. In pursuit of his craft, the 49-year-old actor – who shares daughters Luca, 25, Lola, 20, and Fiona, 16, with ex-wife Jennie Garth and a six-month-old son with partner Lily Anne Harrison – has done “crazy, extreme things” and recalled a time he isolated himself away from his family for four days in order to get into the right head space to potentially play a tortured prisoner.
“I’ve done crazy, extreme things. One time, I was auditioning for a movie where my character was going to be stuck in a prison cell in another country, getting tortured all the time,” he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.
“To prepare, I slept in my shed for four days. I asked my wife at the time to just bring food out at certain times. I wanted to feel that sense of loneliness and complete isolation. I had nothing in there with me, no phone, no TV, nothing at all. I was going insane. I didn’t know if it was day or night because it was a tool shed.”
The “Twilight Saga” actor didn’t get the part but he still thinks his preparation helped him to give a much stronger audition. He added, “I probably could have just ‘acted’ the part but I really wanted to know what it felt like to experience that so I could bring it to the audition because it was a character who was going mad.”
“I went straight from the shed to the audition and I didn’t get the part but I do feel like it helped inform the performance. It would’ve been nice to get that part but I don’t regret doing that. It’s all part of the process.”
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