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Joaquin Phoenix Doesn't Care What You Think About His Joker

But everyone else does.
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Unlike Method Actor Jared Leto™, who very much cared about what you think about his Joker, Joaquin Phoenix couldn't care less about playing the iconic Batman villain. In a new interview with Indie Wire, Phoenix was dismissive of his upcoming gig.

In an interview to promote “The Sisters Brothers,” Phoenix said he was already preparing for the role, and expressed concern that promoting the new release was getting in his way. “It is ideal to be able to focus on one thing and not do press while you’re prepping for something else, which is not working out,” he said. Nevertheless, the typically tight-lipped actor shrugged off the pressure of tackling such an iconic character. “I could care less,” he said. “I don’t really think that much about what people think. Who cares, who cares? My approach to every movie is the same. What I’m interested in is the filmmaker and the idea of the character.”

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That's one way to do it! Although, Phoenix will soon find out that there are a ton of people out there who obsess over this sort of thing. Remember how many words were spilled about Leto's portrayal and Ledger's portrayal and Nicholson's portrayal?

But, as he tells Indie Wire, he's also not too worried about doing a big budget comic book film.

“If there’s something that feels unique, then I don’t really care what genre it is, what budget it is,” he said. “Those things aren’t important.” Instead, he said, “What gets my interest is examining people. Some of it is really fucking simple. It’s chemistry, it’s like what you look for in a lover. You know it when it happens.”

Hey as long as he doesn't send used condoms to his co-stars it'll be pretty great.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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