Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara — who fell in love on the set of “Mary Magdalene,” playing Jesus and Mary respectively — have taken the next crucial step in their romance. They live together! But the real question is: do you care?
Phoenix loosed his lips about his living situation in an interview with Bret Easton Ellis for T Magazine, and wow Phoenix sounds normal and boring and fine. “He lives with Mara in the Hollywood Hills (he’s never been married and has no children) and is usually asleep by 9 p.m. and up at 6.” Fascinating!
What’s actually somewhat interesting, though, is Phoenix’s favorite film. Hint, it’s the one that my 4-year-old niece won’t stop gabbing about, no matter how I plead.
When asked if any recent films have excited him, he thinks about it, stuck, and then answers, genuinely surprising himself: ‘‘ ‘Moana’! I thought it was beautiful.’’ (He later corrects himself and says it was actually ‘‘The Lost City of Z,’’ James Gray’s latest — Phoenix has starred in four of Gray’s seven films.)
Yep, sounds about right.