(L-R): Ari Aster, Joaquin Phoenix
Aris Aster is quite a prankster.
According Deadlinethe director behind major horror films including “Midsommar” and “Hereditary” recently drew a fast-paced audience at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in New York.
Moviegoers have been waiting to see a screening of ‘Midsommar’ at the cinema. Instead, they were treated to Aster’s latest film starring Joaquin Phoenix, ‘Beau Is Afraid’.
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During a Q&A hosted by Emma Stone, Aster shared that Joaquin Phoenix passed out while filming with his co-star Patti LuPone, who plays his mother in the film.
“There was a scene that was very intense for Patti and it was a shot that was on Patti, it wasn’t on him and all of a sudden it went out of frame,” Aster recalled. “I was really upset because it was a really good shot. I felt confused, so I went to the corner and collapsed.”
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Aster added, “I knew it was bad because he let people touch him and people cared for him and he allowed it. The thing is she passed out on someone else, she wasn’t on camera helping them, she was inside for them to the point where she collapsed. It’s very poetic that it collapsed on someone else’s plan.”
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“Beau Is Afraid” depicts “a paranoid man [who] embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.”
The film is expected to premiere on April 21.
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