What’s Joaquin Phoenix Thoughts On The Oscars? CARROTS!
Posted October 19, 2012on:
Joaquin Phoenix’s latest flick, The Master, has Oscar award winning film all over it. For one, he’s in it, two, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is in it, and three— it’s about those dang ‘ol crazy scientologists.
While conducting an interview for The Master the Oscars were brought up and Joaquin pretty much rolled his eyes and threw up in his mouth over it. Joaquin was nominated for Walk The Line (Have you seen that? I f**king love that movie– just FYI) and that pretty much led to Joaquin’s break down:
MITCHELL: So what are you going to do when they put you on the awards circuit for The Master?
PHOENIX: You’re out of your mind, dude. You’re out of touch with what has happened.
MITCHELL: I think we’ve established that you’re the one who’s out of his mind. [Phoenix laughs] You don’t think that’s going to happen?
PHOENIX: I’m just saying that I think it’s bullshit. I think it’s total, utter bullshit, and I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s a carrot, but it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other . . . It’s the stupidest thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when Walk the Line was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again. I don’t know how to explain it—and it’s not like I’m in this place where I think I’m just above it—but I just don’t ever want to get comfortable with that part of things.
Carrots? What the hell is he talking about? What do carrots, especially disgusting tasting ones, have to do with it?
I think jut the mention of the “O” word sent Joaquin Phoenix off into the deep end.