Seeing your colleague bring out the performance of life can be a source of envy, but also a source of great inspiration: the second case is what happened to Kathy Bates of American Horror Story with the Joker by Joaquin Phoenix.
According to what told by Bates herself, in fact, the work done by Phoenix in the film by Todd Philips electrified her so much to push her to review the film several times and to draw inspiration from it to improve herself as an actress: ” Well, recently I saw a performance incredible by Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, he electrified me so much, I had seen his works over the years but this time it was amazing, in fact, I went back to see him several times and a performance like that pushed me to do better, to see how far you can go, “ explained Bates.
” Seeing the complicated work of building the character slowly over time and (I mean it in the best sense) the selfishness required to bring out that type of performance not only inspired me to do better, but it also made me happy because I know that, when I’m gone from this world, the game will be in the hands of people like him and a lot of younger guys who will come out. He convinced me that the last 50 years of work have served something “ concluded the actress.
Just Phoenix spoke of what he thought was the best Joker scene, absent in the final version of the film. Instead, director Todd Philips has admitted that he would like to see a Batman movie set in his Joker’s Gotham.