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“If something feels false, he won’t be able to do it”: Joker 2 Star Joaquin Phoenix is Ruthlessly Investigative While Shooting His Movies

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Following his previous two hits involving, Hereditary and Midsommar, Ari Aster’s upcoming movie, Beau is Afraid has garnered immense buzz around it. However, one of the main factors behind the hype of Aster’s upcoming work is the inclusion of one of this generation’s most brilliant actors, Joaquin Phoenix, at its forefront.

Widely popular for being able to dissolve into the character he is assigned, it’s obvious why fans are excited to see Phoenix joining forces with the Indie genius Ari Aster. And following the duo’s respect for each other, it’s reasonable to assume that the upcoming movie will most likely exceed our expectations.

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Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

Ari Aster was awestruck by Joaquin Phoenix’s extreme commitment to his role

While Speaking with The New York Times, the Midsommar director didn’t hold back while expressing his respect for Joaquin Phoenix. Aster went on to commend the Joker star for his extreme dedication toward his role and said that Phoenix is ruthlessly investigative while filming his scenes. Following the actor’s physical determination to the script, the director has nothing but praise for the actor. He said,

“Joaquin is ruthlessly investigative. If something feels false or not right, he won’t be able to do it. It’s not even about him refusing to do something, his body will stop him.”

Joaquin Phoenix also didn’t back away from praising Aster for his immaculate skills as a filmmaker and expressed that they both brought out the best in each other. Following their respect for each other, it seems that the upcoming movie Beau is Afraid might not be the last time the two would come across each other.

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Joaquin Phoenix in Beau is Afraid
Joaquin Phoenix in Beau is Afraid

Joaquin Phoenix hints toward the idea of working with Ari Aster again in the future

Considering that both the actor and the director have been pretty outspoken about their respect for each other, it seems that Beau is Afraid is just the beginning of their journey together. Although Aster has expressed that after Beau is Afraid, he will most likely direct a Western, Joaquin Phoenix has hinted about working with the director again in the future. Phoenix stated,

“Sometimes it’s as simple as I could be around you for four months because I like the way you talk about these characters. And I can see that you have a willingness to push yourself, and to be pushed and to push back, and that’s exciting to me.”

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Beau is Afraid director Ari Aster
Beau is Afraid director Ari Aster

With Ari Aster’s ambitious creation inching toward its release, fans are assured that the film will not fail to live up to their expectations. And they will be hoping to witness the duo of Phoenix and Aster collaborate once again in the future after this movie.

Beau is Afraid will hit theatres on 14 April 2023

Source: The New York Times

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 500 articles.