Joaquin Phoenix Says He Was 'Tricked' Into Taking Journalist Questions About Golden Globes

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joaquin Phoenix Says He Was 'Tricked' Into Taking Journalist Questions About Golden Globes

At final evening’s Golden Globes awards ceremony, actor Joaquin Phoenix took dwelling the statue for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his function as Arthur Fleck in Todd Phillips’ Joker. One imagines the actor was pleased about his huge win, however he undoubtedly wasn’t thrilled about what occurred after. Joaquin Phoenix says he was ‘tricked’ into taking journalist questions on the Golden Globes.

Following his Golden Globe win, Joaquin Phoenix was ushered into the press room the place he was met by reporters asking him questions. The actor felt tricked by this flip of occasions and upon being greeted by a room filled with journalists he stated:

Apparently, Joaquin Phoenix was advised that he was simply going into the room to take images. It appears like somebody could have misrepresented the state of affairs to him, figuring out his normal aversion to this type of factor. Sometime even The Joker is the one who will get tricked.

In Todd Phillips’ Joker, there’s nothing extra Arthur Fleck would love higher than the highlight, to face in entrance of adoring crowds, having fun with fame and all its trappings. But not like his character, actor Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t care much less about any of that stuff and has continuously proven his ambivalence in direction of the pomp, circumstance and frivolity of fame and awards.

So Joaquin Phoenix was aggravated and caught off guard having to reply journalists’ questions and that frustration at having been tricked type of confirmed in his responses. According to ET, one of many members of the press on the Golden Globes requested Joaquin Phoenix about his course of to organize for the function in Joker, to which he responded:

While the journalist was simply doing his or her job, Joaquin Phoenix is definitely not flawed. We’ve heard rather a lot concerning the actor’s course of to turn out to be Arthur Fleck, each earlier than the movie got here out and through its unprecedented field workplace run. It’s well-trodden floor and though answering the identical query again and again is a part of the gig throughout a press tour, Joaquin Phoenix was type of over it at this level.

The actor was playfully abrasive in response to different questions as nicely, like when a reporter requested him about the potential for a Joker sequel. Joaquin Phoenix indicated that the one manner he can be part of the much-discussed sequel is that if he felt there was extra to discover with the character.

It wasn’t all questions on Joker although. Joaquin Phoenix, an ardent environmentalist who talked about animal agriculture in his acceptance speech, was fairly happy to debate the truth that the Golden Globes’ ceremony had a plant-based, vegan menu this yr. You can see Joaquin Phoenix’s full backstage interview on the Golden Globes within the video under.

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