“I do not fucking think of that,” he says, with that ambiguity that is half-comic. “Why am we carrying this out interview that is fucking? You’re going to ruin my acting.”
Joaquin Phoenix is, while he informs me at one point, “as sensitive as any motherfucker is.” When I reveal as much as their mission-style bungalow for a steep canyon road within the Hollywood Hills, he’s within the kitchen area boiling a cooking pot of sweet potatoes for his vegan dogs, Oskar and Soda, the latter a big white pit bull terrier mix he rescued from euthanasia 13 years back. Soda posseses a sensitivity to sunlight that is direct this means she should be held from the sunlight from nine to five. Phoenix purchased her an especially made suit to visit the beach. “She appears therefore fucking cool but she doesn’t want it,” he claims.
He lives with Mara, whom along with playing their ex-wife inside her had been Mary Magdalene to Phoenix’s Jesus Christ within the Garth Davis-directed Mary Magdalene. (“Obviously it is part I happened to be simply created to try out,” Phoenix says dryly.) He thought Mara despised him throughout the generating of Her but later on learned she ended up being simply bashful and in actual fact liked him too. “She’s the girl that is only ever seemed through to the online world,” he claims. “We were simply buddies, email buddies. I’d never done that. Never seemed up a woman online.”
Phoenix has withstood hypnotherapy to give up smoking cigarettes, a practice he used as an adolescent, however it does not appear to be exercising.
Their fingernails are chewed to nubs and he keeps two packages of American Spirits and a few lighters near at hand.more