Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara: A Timeline of Their Relationship
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara, two of Hollywood's most acclaimed actors, are also one of the most low-key couples in town. Amy Sussman/WireImageIn an interview with Vanity Fair, Phoenix admitted that he thought Mara despised him while they were working together. While Mara took the starring role, Phoenix played Jesus. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesSeptember 2019: Phoenix was awarded the Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for Joker. RELATED CONTENT:Joaquin Phoenix Admits He Thought Fiancee Rooney Mara Initially Despised Him When They Worked on 'Her'Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance at 'Joker' PremiereJoaquin Phoenix Lost Over 50 Pounds for 'Joker' Film: Inside His Epic Transformation (Exclusive)
Joaquin Phoenix Admits He Thought Fiancee Rooney Mara Initially Despised Him When They Worked on
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara didn't hit it off right away. Amy Sussman/WireImageIn addition to his relationship with Rooney, Joaquin also opens up about his unusual upbringing in a cult before his family moved to Florida, then Hollywood, then back to the Sunshine State. "We were in Florida, we were in the kitchen, and he said, 'Youre going to be an actor and youre going to be more well known than I am,'" Joaquin recalls. Despite the controversial nature of making a movie that's seemingly sympathetic to its villain, Joaquin finds "value" in the role. Rooney, Joaquin adds, also celebrated his role in the movie.
Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance at 'Joker' Premiere
On Saturday, Joaquin Phoenix was joined by longtime girlfriend Rooney Mara at the lavish premiere of his new film, Joker. He also sported a mustache and beard at the rollout for the film, which earned him the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and is already attracting awards season buzz. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ImagesAnd in August, the pair exuded Old Hollywood glamour while side by side at the rollout for Joker at the Venice Film Festival. Phoenix wore a tuxedo with a bow tie. RELATED CONTENT:'Joker' Director Todd Phillips Discusses Popular Theory | Full InterviewBradley Cooper Makes Dapper Surprise Appearance at 'Joker' Premiere -- PicsRooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix Are the Cutest Couple at Cannes Closing Ceremony -- See the Sweet Pics