The Joker star, 46, sported grey hair and confirmed off his midsection whereas on set in Montreal in photographs obtained by Page Six.
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The Stroll the Line actor has ceaselessly switched up his look for numerous film roles all through his profession. For his character in The Joker, Arthur Fleck, he dropped 52 kilos.
“The very first thing was the load loss, that’s actually what I began with,” he instructed Vanity Fair in October 2019. “Because it seems, that impacts your psychology, and you actually begin to go mad if you lose that a lot weight in that period of time.”
Phoenix defined that he needed “the liberty to create one thing that wasn’t identifiable” in his portrayal of the comic book icon. “It is a fictional character, and I didn’t need a psychiatrist to have the ability to establish the type of particular person he was,” he continued. “We had been moving into treatment and what points he might need, however [I thought] let’s step away from that. We wish to have the room to create what we would like.”
The Academy Award winner additionally opened as much as the Associated Press one month prior concerning the lingering results of such a drastic weight reduction.
“When you reach the target weight, every thing modifications,” he mentioned. “Like, a lot of what’s troublesome is waking up day-after-day and being obsessed over, like, 0.three kilos. Proper? And you actually develop, like, a dysfunction. I imply, it’s wild. However I feel the fascinating factor for me is what I had anticipated and anticipated with the load loss was these emotions of dissatisfaction, starvation, a sure type of vulnerability and a weak spot. However what I didn’t anticipate was this sense of type of fluidity that I felt bodily. I felt like I may transfer my physique in ways in which I hadn’t been capable of earlier than. And I feel that actually lent itself to a few of the bodily motion that began to emerge as an necessary a part of the character.”
He defined to Access Hollywood on the time that his Joker weight reduction was “one thing I’ve accomplished earlier than” and he labored with a physician to supervise the method to ensure it was protected.