Joaquin Phoenix started his career in the 80s with a series of TV shows. He moved to the world of films in the early 90s and has ever since managed to wow fans and critics. He was also awarded with the Best Actor title at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 for his film You Were Never Really Here, and he might be on his way to land himself yet another accolade. The actor will be playing DC Comics’ most notorious villain and Batman’s arch-nemesis Joker in the origin movie of the same name, which is all set to hit screens across the world, next month.
It has been reported that during a promotional interview of the film The Telegraph, Joaquin got up and walked out. The journalist who was interviewing him had asked him if Joker would inspire people to act like the character that could result in “potentially tragic results.” The star was left speechless by the question and responded, “Why would you?” and walked out of the room. He wasn’t expecting to be asked such a question. However, after discussions with the PR team to get back on track, Joaquin returned to the interview, but only an hour later.
But filmmaker Todd Philips shared that it was not the first time Joaquin has walked out. Infact, he said that the actor has a habit of even walking away from the set. He shared, “In the middle of the scene, he’ll just walk away and walk out. And the poor other actor thinks it’s them and it was never them - it was always him, and he just wasn’t feeling it.” Apart from Joaquin, the cast of Joker includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beets and Brett Cullen as Batman’s father, Thomas Wayne. Initially, the role was offered to Alec Baldwin but he refused to sign due to scheduling issues.