The Joker star is well-known for giving his all to get in character and doesn’t shy away from changing up his look if the role calls for it.
Phoenix previously dropped 23kg (52lbs) to play Arthur Fleck in 2019 and now he’s been photographed on the set of his latest movie Disappointment Blvd looking remarkably different to how he usually does.
In the shots, Phoenix can be seen standing shirtless with thinning grey hair, and he was also spotted wearing a pair of boxer shorts and a white shirt.
Phoenix has spoken previously about the struggle of losing weight for his role in Joker.
He told AP: “Once you reach the target weight, everything changes. Like so much of what’s difficult is waking up every day and being obsessed over like 0.3 pounds. Right?
“And you really develop like a disorder. I mean, it’s wild.”
Phoenix added: “I think the interesting thing for me is what I had expected and anticipated with the weight loss was these feelings of dissatisfaction, hunger, a certain kind of vulnerability and a weakness.
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“But what I didn’t anticipate was this feeling of kind of fluidity that I felt physically.”
And it seems like Phoenix could be set to put himself through it all again, following rumours that a second Joker flick is on the cards, with the Hollywood Reporter claiming director Todd Phillips was already working on a sequel.
Phoenix has previously admitted to being keen to do a sequel, if the story is right.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, he said: “Long before the release or before we had any idea if it would be successful, we talked about sequels.
“In the second or third week of shooting, I was like, ‘Todd [Phillips, director], can you start working on a sequel? There’s way too much to explore’. It was kind of in jest – but not really.”
However, he clarified: “I wouldn’t just do a sequel just because the first movie is successful. That’s ridiculous.
“I guess the fear was that you’d get locked into doing something repeatedly that you don’t really care about, that doesn’t motivate you or excite you,
“Part of the whole attraction to me was there was no expectation. I didn’t sign a deal to do [more movies]. It was a one-off.”