Joaquin Phoenix spent at the very least 4 days discussing his newest movie, ‘Beau is Afraid’ earlier than agreeing to play the lead function.
The “Joker” actor performs Beau Wassermann in Ari Aster’s new surrealist horror comedy, and whereas he discovered the script in contrast to something he is performed earlier than, he wanted the director, screenwriter and producer to push it additional.
Talking to Collider, the Hollywood star stated: “The script was utterly unique, and it is all the time thrilling, proper? I feel I am all the time searching for one thing that feels distinctive. However actually, it was the conversations with Ari that I feel they made the distinction between me doing it or not.
“I feel most of the time, I make my determination, not based mostly on a director’s earlier work, however based mostly on how they discuss in regards to the film they need to make. And actually, we have been speaking for, like, 4 days straight or one thing. like that, proper? (To Aster) While you first despatched this to me it felt like we had talked for hours.”
Aster, 36, responded, “Yeah, however I imply, we have had so many conversations over the months.”
Phoenix agreed: “Proper, however I imply, there was this preliminary…”
Aster – who additionally directed the horror movies ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Midsommar’ – chimed in: “No, no, no, you are proper. That first week we acquired alongside each day.”
Phoenix insisted that if a script does not spark additional dialog it is not value doing.
The 48-year-old film star added: ‘Like each day. In a method, you do not decide since you perceive it and it is a assure, and you understand how it will work. You decide as a result of you’ve got extra questions and you are still curious. I had a dialog with a director and also you had been like, ‘Oh okay, I get it. I do know what it’s,” I would not need to make the film. I feel as a result of these conversations and people questions result in extra questions, that is what finally makes me need to have the expertise.”
The darkish story has Beau being instructed by his mom that his late father died throughout an orgasm and that it’s hereditary and handed all the way down to him.
The blurb reads, “After the sudden demise of his mom, a mild-mannered however anxious man faces his darkest fears as he embarks on an epic Kafkaesque odyssey at house.”