Joker: Joaquin Phoenix misplaced a lot weight to play Batman villain he began ‘going mad’

Joker star Joaquin Phoenix has mentioned he misplaced a lot weight to play the character that he began to “go mad”.

The actor performs the DC supervillain in Todd Phillips’s new movie, which acquired an eight-minute standing ovation at Venice Movie Competition over the weekend.

Phoenix reportedly misplaced 52 kilos within the technique of his bodily transformation for the position, and met with director Phillips six months earlier than capturing to design the character’s look and snort. 

“The very first thing for us was the burden loss – I feel that’s actually what I began with,” mentioned Phoenix on the movie competition. 

“And, because it seems, that then impacts your psychology. You begin to go mad while you lose that quantity of weight in that period of time.”

The movie, which is already sparking Oscars buzz, was described by The Unbiased’s movie critic Geoffrey Macnab as “highly effective and authentic”. He added that Phoenix performs the character “in a method that makes him appear each sympathetic and really creepy”.

Joker can be launched in UK cinemas on Four October 2019.

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