Joaquin Phoenix Is Trying to Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

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Oct 05, 2019


Joaquin Phoenix Is Trying to Quit Smoking with Hypnosis
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  • -Last time you were on the show was years ago.
  • I wanna say it's six years ago
  • and we had a little bet or something.
  • Do you remember this?
  • -Yes, I do. -Yeah.
  • [ Laughter ] 'Cause we both had
  • kind of addictions, bad addictions.
  • -Mm-hmm.
  • Yours was worse than mine.
  • [ Laughter ]
  • -No, no, not that addiction.
  • [ Laughter ] Alright.
  • Yeah, not that one, no. -Sorry. Yeah.
  • -No, I was trying to kick soda
  • -Right. -I didn't wanna drink
  • any more soda. -Yeah.
  • And you were tryin' to stop smoking cigarettes
  • -That's right. -And then, we had a bet
  • and you said, if lost,
  • -[Laughing] -you would come back
  • on the show. -Mm-hmm.
  • -And here you are.
  • [ Laughter ]
  • What's up? -There you go.
  • -Are you still smokin'?
  • -You know what? It's so weird.
  • Listen -- [ Laughter ]
  • -Come on. -No, no.
  • This sounds like a setup, but I just watched
  • my first session of this hypnosis to stop smoking
  • today, like an hour ago.
  • -Really? -Yeah, not kidding.
  • -I think this is good stuff. -Yeah. Great.
  • [ Cheering and applause ]
  • -Hypnosis, that worked for my dad.
  • He got hypnotized. -Did he?
  • -Yeah. He got hypnotized and that was it.
  • He never smoked again. -Yeah, it's actually --
  • It seems like it's very easy to be a hypnotist.
  • -Really? -Yeah.
  • You just have to be boring
  • [ Laughter ] That's literally it.
  • -He just bored you? -Yeah.
  • [laconically] They just talk real slow,
  • [quieting] like this, the whole time.
  • [ Laughter ] And you just drift off.
  • It's amazing. -But do you try
  • to mess with him? Do you like look into his eyes
  • and try to like reverse?
  • Make him smoke would be the way.
  • [ Laughter ] That would be the ultimate
  • That would be the ultimate trick.
  • Make him addicted. -It's all online.
  • He's not there. -He's not there?
  • -[laughing] No, he's not there
  • -Oh, it's a video?
  • -Yeah, I was watching it on my computer.
  • -Oh, jeez, well, who even know if he's real or an actor?
  • [ Laughter ]
  • I've read, in many things,
  • that you don't enjoy doing talk shows.
  • And I find that, uh --
  • [ Laughter ]
  • I find that --
  • find that hard to believe.
  • -Yeah, me too. -Right?
  • I think you're great on talk shows.
  • -I love it. -I think you love doing it
  • Look how much fun we're having -[mumbling] Yeah. I know, yeah
  • -Dude,
  • [Both change accents] it's like a dance party. -I know.
  • I know, like me and you ar like hanging out together.
  • Ohh, I mean --
  • [ Laughter ] Just like --
  • It's like whatever, man, you know?
  • -No, this is really enjoy-
  • No. Whatever. It is what it is
  • [ Laughter and applause ] [ Sputters ]
  • -How could you say that? [ Cymbals crash ]
  • This is insane.
  • "It is what it is."
  • -'Cause I wanted to say something positive
  • and, as it was coming out, I said, "That's not truthful."
  • So, then, I wanted to be honest.
  • [ Laughter ] -Why? But you're an actor!
  • Can't you act like you like talk shows?
  • -I really do like coming here, man.
  • -You do? -Yeah. Thank you.
  • -There you go. -How was that?
  • [ Laughter ] -That was good. We got it?
  • We get that?
  • Check the gate?
  • It was good. He was good on that.
  • But, why, because you don't like the questions about the movi
  • or talkin' about you?
  • Is it pressure?
  • -I like talking about me.
  • I like being under lights.
  • I like a lotta people looking at me.
  • [ Laughter ] I like hearing
  • my voice projected. -Maybe it's you need a desk.
  • You wanna be behind a desk -Maybe that's what it is.
  • -You're too exposed. -Yeah, maybe that's what it is
  • -I'm protected by a shell.
  • I'm a like a little hermit crab.
  • [ Laughter ]
  • I crawl in here and hang out
  • -Yeah. -Do you want me to ask you
  • questions down here? -Right. No.
  • [ Laughter ] It'll be boring for them.
  • But, see, I've got nothing
  • -No. What do you mean, you've got nothing?
  • You got tons of stuff. -I mean, I don't have the shell.
  • We gotta talk about "Yoker."
  • -Sorry? -"Yoker," your new movie.
  • It's that foreign film. -Are you a mind reader?
  • [ Laughter ] Seriously?
  • -No. -When I was driving up here,
  • I was saying, "Le Joker."
  • -Ja Yoker.
  • -Il Yoker. -El Yoker.
  • [ Laughter ] Right? It's a foreign film
  • "El Yoker." -Yes!
  • [ Laughter ] -Did you do that?
  • You sent that vibe out to me
  • I caught it. -Literally, when I was driving
  • up the West Side Highway.
  • I'm not even kidding.
  • Because thing is, when this first premiered,
  • it was in Venice and then Parees.
  • -Parees. -Parees.
  • -Yeah. You pronounce it Parees --
  • [ Laughter ]
  • [changes accent] You -- I-I-Italy. Uh...
  • Paris. You do "Yoker."
  • When they they yell, "Action!"
  • You turn into Yoker, yes, no
  • -Well. -You're on the 20th floor.
  • [ Laughter ] 19, 18, 17.
  • -There's a fire! There's a fire! Run!
  • -I watch your interviews and I love them all
  • because I don't know what's real and what's not real,
  • but it makes me laugh.
  • [ Laughter ] 'Cause I know you a little bit
  • A little bit enough to know what's funny.
  • You know, you do a thing in "Joker" that I think is -
  • You know what my favorite part
  • of the movie is? -What?
  • -When you don't get the joke
  • -What's the joke?
  • -When the Joker doesn't get the jokes.
  • -Oh, I don't get the jokes
  • -At the comedy club. -I didn't get it.
  • You get all the weird --
  • You think you're -- You're such an outsider.
  • You think that you're part of everyone else.
  • You're like -- [ Panting ]
  • And you just -- you wanna get them
  • and you're laughing at all the wrong things.
  • -Oh, that part, yes. -That's my favorite part
  • -Okay, okay. -right there, yeah.
  • -[laughing] Yeah. -Yeah.
  • You gotta see the movie. You're gonna love it.
  • [ Laughter ] It is unbelievable.
  • [ Applause ] You're great in it.
  • -There's two parts in the comedy club,
  • so it's understandable that I would be --
  • -You performing and then you not performing.
  • You not performing, you observing.
  • -Yes. -And taking notes and jotting.
  • -Mm-hmm. -The jotting scene.
  • -Mm-hmm. Yeah. -That's what I love the best

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Joaquin Phoenix talks about his new effort to quit smoking and why he doesn’t enjoy talk shows.

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Joaquin Phoenix Is Trying to Quit Smoking with Hypnosis