Joaquin Phoenix film NOT a hoax….says Casey Affleck….again!
Joaquin Phoenix film NOT a hoax
When formerly lush actor Joaquin Phoenix grew a Captain Birdseye beard and started behaving erratically during interviews, we hoped he was just having a little joke with us all. When it was later revealed that his “journey” was being filmed for a special documentary by pal Casey Affleck, it seemed even more likely that the whole thing was a hoax. However, Casey himself has now denied this, saying that Joaquin is not putting anything on for the cameras. “To the outside world there were certain media spectacles that were kind of embarrassing for him and cast him in a very negative light,” explains Casey. “I hope that this film in some way goes towards redressing that balance, and giving a real portrait of him during those times. When it began, I couldn’t foresee all that would happen. I’d be lying if I said that I knew that all the fantastic things in the documentary would take place over the couple of years I spent with him filming, and maybe he would not have wanted me to do so had he known. But he had made a commitment to me and let me see it through.”