Joaquin Phoenix’s remarkable portrayal of one of the darkest villains in Joker is, beyond doubt, acclaimed a lot of praise from all over the world. According to director Todd Phillips, revealed even though he was offered, Phoenix declined the help of a nutritionist and other diet experts to lose weight.
However, as decided by the makers, the actor managed to lose 52 pounds to get into the character of a scrawny Arthur aka Joker, all by himself. As the actor explained at the Venice Film Festival, the sudden weight loss ended up affecting his psychology. “You start to go mad when you lose that amount of weight in that amount of time,” the actor asserted.
The director mentioned that even after he repeatedly asked the actor to consult nutrition, Phoenix maintained that he wants to do it by himself. When asked what kind of strategy he would be using to lose that much weight, the actor simply stated that he would starve himself and henceforth, just ate an apple a day for the entire summer.
The movie was released on October 2 and was an overnight success.
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