Those scenes in Joaquin Phoenix’s C’mon C’mon were scriptless, so the actor improvised – Post World

Joaquin Phoenix is an Oscar winner Hollywood legend and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. His peculiar and mysterious personality makes one wonder how the man is in real life and it turns out the only time you need to stop by if you want to see it for yourself his latest film, C’mon C’mon.

Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a radio journalist who interviews various young people throughout the film about their hopes, dreams, and general outlook on life. Well, as it turned out, none of it was written. These are real interviews with real people that Phoenix conducted itself. C’mon C’mon Writer / director Mike Mills recently shared with us how Phoenix’s authenticity and warmth allowed these kids to open up to him:

None of them were scripted. All of these children are not actors. They come from the different cities we shot in and are usually associated with a very special school that we are somehow connected to, like the Boggs School in Detroit or Homer Pless in New Orleans. And Joaquin is really good at giving interviews and just really connecting and listening and being there and kind of empowering the person and so completely ready, willing and able to hear everything they have to say . That’s what makes her speak so freely. It makes her speak so carelessly.

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