Joaquin Phoenix is in the spotlight for a new cover story from The New York Times Style Magazine. Phoenix links up with photographer Craig McDean and stylist Jason Rider for the laid-back series of images. Talking to author Bret Easton Ellis, Phoenix discusses the art of acting. The 42-year-old actor shares, “The best directors I’ve worked with always adjusted to what was happening with the actor.”
Phoenix continues, “On set I’ve seen things when actors have given great performances and once it’s cut together you don’t feel it, you don’t care. I’ve done stuff that I thought was garbage and then it’s put together and it’s really effective.” Adding to the conversation, Phoenix reflects. He says, “When I was younger, I thought the idea was to construct a character, figure out its arc–now I think arcs are kind of BS. The director creates the arc.” Read more on NYTimes.com.