I don’t really approach parts if there’s something relatable–mainly because if I was just going after parts that seem somehow relatable to my real life self it would just be consistently playing chronically insecure losers. Not exactly the best career in the world.
His third eye is wide open
Sadly there are some good guys out there, but generally that doesn’t make press. They usually have less extreme methods such as:
Chadwick Boseman never dropping the accent he was using as T’Challa, even when they weren’t rolling, since he was afraid it’d be harder to jump back into if he stopped casually.
Andrew Robinson, who played Garek on Deep Space Nine, wrote a 200 page backstory for his character to use as a personal acting bible and most was allowed to stay canon, allowing him to later use it to write a Trek novel.
Andy Serkis met his wife on stage while they were playing a couple–they went on a date in character to prepare and decided to keep dating afterwards.
Tyler Perry never breaks character as Medea, even behind the scenes.
In order to keep Elsa’s rigid sense of control in mind while voice acting, Idina Menzel would hold her hands almost totally still while doing her lines. When BJ Ward voiced Velma she wore the sweater and glasses. Mel Blanc was a MASTER of VA method acting.
It IS possible to method act without being an ass. A lot of people just don’t think to. And that’s horribly sad.