It was really about discovering “Who was he?” and “What was that life?” and “What was the relationship that he had, and why did it mean so much to him?” To be frank, I’ve never had a relationship that affected me the way that this relationship affects Theodore — his previous relationship with Catherine, and the divorce. I don’t think I’ve ever been that affected by a relationship — so there was a part of me that was like, “What, it’s been more than a year? And you’re saying that I’m still affected by this?” — Joaquin Phoenix (x)
It was really about discovering “Who was he?” and “What was that life?” and “What was the relationship that he had, and why did it mean so much to him?” To be frank, I’ve never had a relationship that affected me the way that this relationship affects Theodore — his previous relationship with Catherine, and the divorce. I don’t think I’ve ever been that affected by a relationship — so there was a part of me that was like, “What, it’s been more than a year? And you’re saying that I’m still affected by this?”
Joaquin Phoenix (x)