EW reported that Joaquin Phoenix, who announced that he was quitting Hollywood for a music career last year, is just playing everyone. According to EW, the people close to Phoenix says that the actor’s attempt to become a Vanilla Ice reincarnation is not what it appears to be.
After Joaquin Phoenix made a debut at a Las Vegas nightclub a few weeks ago, which was a complete disaster, people have been talking that Joaquin Phoenix may either be perpetrating an elaborate hoax or he has completely lost his mind.
According to the EW report, the insider told them, “He said, ‘It’s a put-on. I’m going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey is going to film it.'”
However, as much as we’d like to believe that the two-time Oscar nominated actor is just playing around, his rep Susan Patricola announced in a statement that Joaquin Phoenix is indeed serious about his music career and is no hoax. Patricola told MTV News, “The transition from one career to another is never seamless. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Joaquin came from a musical family, in addition to winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Johnny Cash…. He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions.”