Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara Are Living Together!!

He didn’t bring up his girlfriend much otherwise, only mentioning her briefly when revealing why he chose to play Jesus alongside her in Mary Magdalene:

“I was looking for something meaningful. I was looking for an experience. I was friends with Rooney. Jesus, in the film, is ‘just a man’ and playing him was ‘just instinct, just a gut feeling.'”

Or maybe it was love!!!

That’s us being romantics though.

Getting especially candid, Joaquin also talked about his decision to enter rehab for alcoholism 12 years ago:

“I really just thought of myself as a hedonist. I was an actor in L.A. I wanted to have a good time. But I wasn’t engaging with the world or myself in the way I wanted to. I was being an idiot, running around, drinking, trying to screw people, going to stupid clubs. I thought rehab was a place where you sat in a Jacuzzi and ate fruit salad. But when I got there they started talking about the 12 steps and I went: ‘Wait a minute, I’m still gonna smoke weed.’  I think at the core of the program is a spirituality that is important to me, but… I am a hippie, you know.”

He did say he stopped smoking weed:

“There’s too many things I enjoy doing and I don’t want to wake up feeling hungover. It’s not a thing I fight against — it’s just the way I live my life. Some of it’s probably age.”

Good for him for putting himself first!

And yay for the cute couple!

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