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Entertainment Joaquin Phoenix Says Losing 52 Lbs. for Joker Made Him Develop a ‘Disorder’

07:30  02 october  2019
07:30  02 october  2019 Source:   people.com

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Joaquin Phoenix Says He Was ''Obsessed'' With Losing 52 -Pounds for The Joker . And you really develop like a disorder ." But in light of the physical and mental challenges of losing 52 pounds, Phoenix says that it was necessary for him to have a tiny, delicate frame as it helped carry out the

Phoenix lost 52 pounds, leaving him with protruding ribs and shoulder blades. While it was one way to convey Fleck’s fragility, Phoenix found it “empowering,” he said , “because you’re able to control yourself in that Joaquin Phoenix Says Losing 52 Lbs . for Joker Made Him Develop a ‘ Disorder ’.

Joaquin Phoenix wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © Niko Tavernise Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix took his weight loss to the extreme in preparation for his new movie, Joker.

The actor, 44, agreed to lose 52 lbs. at the urging of director Todd Phillips, who thought his character, Arthur Fleck, should be “real thin.” Phoenix lost the weight carefully, under the guidance of a doctor, but the strict calorie deprivation he endured affected his eating habits well after he hit his goal.

“Once you reach the target weight, everything changes,” he told the Associated Press. “Like so much of what’s difficult is waking up every day and being obsessed over like 0.3 pounds. Right? And you really develop like a disorder. I mean, it’s wild.”

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Joaquin Phoenix transforms himself into the Joker for his latest film and that required losing a whopping 52 pounds. Right? And you really develop like a disorder ." Phoenix also revealed that late actor and performer Ray Bolger heavily influenced the Joker 's quirky dance moves in the movie.

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Though he struggled mentally with the weight loss, Phoenix found that he physically felt much better than he expected.

“I think the interesting thing for me is what I had expected and anticipated with the weight loss was these feelings of dissatisfaction, hunger, a certain kind of vulnerability and a weakness,” he said. “But what I didn’t anticipate was this feeling of kind of fluidity that I felt physically.”

a man drinking from a glass: Joaquin Phoenix | Niko Tavernise © Niko Tavernise Joaquin Phoenix | Niko Tavernise

“I felt like I could move my body in ways that I hadn’t been able to before,” he continued. “And I think that really lent itself to some of the physical movement that started to emerge as an important part of the character.”

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Joaquin Phoenix isn't surprised by all the controversy surrounding Joker — but he wants to let the new film speak for itself. The actor sat down recently with Vanity Fair to discuss his take on Arthur Fleck in Todd Joaquin Phoenix Says Losing 52 Lbs . for Joker Made Him Develop a ‘ Disorder ’.

Joaquin Phoenix transforms himself into the Joker for his latest film and that required losing a whopping 52 pounds. Right? And you really develop like a disorder ." Phoenix also revealed that late actor and performer Ray Bolger heavily influenced the Joker 's quirky dance moves in the movie.

Phoenix previously said that he had wanted to gain — not lose — weight for the role, because he was wary of losing such a large amount of weight in a short time span. Phillips convinced him otherwise, and Phoenix said it did have an impact on his mental state.

“As it turns out, that impacts your psychology, and you really start to go mad when you lose that much weight in that amount of time,” he said in August.

Joker opens in theaters on Friday.

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