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EntertainmentJoaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role

16:45  23 august  2019
16:45  23 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Joaquin Phoenix is finally letting us all in on the joke. Once just an outlandish idea, Phoenix 's grounded, lower-budget origin movie for the DC Comics villain The Joker has gotten an official greenlight from Warner Brothers. With the movie revving toward production, the actor finally broke his

Once just an outlandish idea, Joaquin Phoenix 's grounded, lower-budget origin movie for DC Comics villain the Joker has gotten an official greenlight from Warner Bros. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More. Joaquin Phoenix explains why he took the role of the Joker .

Joaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role © Getty Joaquin Phoenix Joaquin Phoenix may have dodged opportunities to play both Hulk and Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but a starring role as the Clown Prince of Crime finally managed to retain his interest in signing up for a comic book movie ...eventually. The actor says he hesitated at first when he was asked to play the Joker in Todd Phillips' upcoming standalone DC film featuring the iconic villain.

"It took me a while [to commit]. Now, when I look back, I don’t understand why," he admitted to Total Film. "There was a lot of fear, yeah. But I always say there’s motivating fear and debilitating fear. There’s the fear where you cannot make a f------ step, and there’s the kind where it’s like, 'OK, what do we do? That’s not good enough.' And you’re digging deeper and deeper. I love that kind of fear. It guides us, makes us work harder."

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Joaquin Phoenix was also asked if he looked at any of the fan reactions online to his casting in the Joker Origin movie or thought about what the studios wanted. He explains . "Three or four years ago, I called my agent and said Why don't they want to take one of these characters and just make a lower

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Phoenix was certainly reluctant to get involved with a film that would portray any potential character he played as more two dimensional that they needed to be, but especially since he's stepping into the shoes of such a notorious individual in the Joker:

"I think oftentimes, in these movies, we have these simplified, reductive archetypes, and that allows for the audience to be distant from the character, just like we would do in real life, where it’s easy to label somebody as evil, and therefore say, 'Well, I’m not that,'" he explained, before adding "And yet we all are guilty. We all have sinned. And I thought that here was this film, and these characters, where it wouldn’t be easy for you as an audience.

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Joaquin Phoenix breaks silence on his Joker casting, explains why he wanted to take the role . So, what led Phoenix to take on the project in the first place? Speaking to Collider about his reported casting, he both praised Phillips' approached and hinted that his own motivations were at least a little

It was there Phoenix admitted it took him longer than he even expected to commit to the project. "Now, when I look back, I don't understand why ." As noted by Total Film, the Joker is the first comic role which Phoenix Clearly, Phoenix is a big fan of how Joker will treat its characters, and it is this

Joaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role © Den of Geek Joaquin Phoenix explains why he initially resisted Joker role There are times where you’re going to feel yourself connected to him, and rooting for him, and times when you should be repulsed by him. And I like that idea of challenging the audience, and challenging myself to explore a character like that. It’s rare to explore characters like that in any movies, but specifically in the superhero genre."

Director Todd Phillips says that his outlook on Phoenix's casting was very straightforward, though. "The goal was never to introduce Joaquin Phoenix into the comic book movie universe. The goal was to introduce comic book movies into the Joaquin Phoenix universe."

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