Joaquin Phoenix says the Joker's character was a challenge not just for him but also the audience

Actor Joaquin Phoenix who plays Arthur Fleck aka Joker also adds that he was starting to feel the character's sentiments and getting to know what elements would motivate the Joker's character to commit the terrible acts of violence.
Joaquin Phoenix says the Joker's character was a challenge not just for him but also the audience Joaquin Phoenix says the Joker's character was a challenge not just for him but also the audience
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The film, Joker which has been grabbing the headlines for its story line and portrayal of violence in the film, saw it release on October 2. The film Joker had also won the Golden Lion for Best Film award at the latest edition of Venice film festival. While talking about the film, Joaquin Phoenix who essays the character of Joker said that he was in a way getting a deeper understanding of the complex and dark character of Joker, and was getting attached to it. Actor Joaquin Phoenix who plays Arthur Fleck aka Joker also adds that he was starting to feel the character's sentiments and getting to know what elements would motivate the Joker's character to commit the terrible acts of violence.

The actor further states that while he was trying to get a deeper understanding of the Joker's thinking, the next moment he would feel that the character was indulging in wrong doing by committing crimes and hurting people. Joaquin Phoenix's Joker is a dark, complex and hard to decipher role which the actor claims was tough not just for him as an actor but also for the film audience to understand. The actor further added confidently that the Joker's character will break the character mould which the film audience has created around it.

Previously, while talking about the film Joker, which is helmed by director Todd Phillips the actor Joaquin Phoenix had stated that the character of Joker had to be very difficult to understand even for a psychologist. The film, Joker was termed as dangerous by many critics even before the film hit the big screen.         

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