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Joaquin Phoenix Wasn't Going To Take The Role Of The Joker Because He Was So Scared Of It

We don't blame him!

Taking on the role of the Joker would make anyone nervous and it turns out Joaquin Phoenix nearly didn’t take the role because of how scared he was to it.

The Clown Prince of Crime has been brought to life numerous times with amazing performances by Heath Ledger – who won an Oscar for his take on the character – Mark Hamill and Jack Nicholson. Honestly, I totally understand being a little hesitant to follow those guys (not so much Jared Leto).

Speaking with Gamesradar, Phoenix spoke about how fearful he was about the role.

“It took me a while [to commit]. Now, when I look back, I don’t understand why.”

“There was a lot of fear, yeah… but I always say there’s motivating fear and debilitating fear. There’s the fear where you cannot make a f***ing step, and there’s the kind where it’s like, ‘OK, what do we do? That’s not good enough.’ And you’re digging deeper and deeper. I love that kind of fear. It guides us, makes us work harder.”

Credit: Warner Bros.

Starring in Joker would also likely be nerve-racking due to the fact millions of people know the character and they’re just waiting to tear down any new version.

Thankfully, however, it seems like most people are just excited to see what Phoenix does with the role.

What’ll be interesting about this new flick, is that the director Todd Phillips has previously said that his version doesn’t follow any source material and he doesn’t care what people think of it.

He also told the publication that he only wanted Phoenix for the role, “We wrote this script for Joaquin. It’s true.”

“Joaquin knows it. Half the reason we wanted to even attempt writing it was, ‘Man, imagine if we get Joaquin. Think of what we could do.’ The goal was never to introduce Joaquin Phoenix into the comic book movie universe. The goal was to introduce comic book movies into the Joaquin Phoenix universe.”

Joker is set for release on October 3, watch the trailer below:

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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