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Oct 2, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix Cursed Out A "Joker" Crew Member On Set And Jimmy Kimmel Awkwardly Shared The Video

"There's no excuse for that."

So, Joaquin Phoenix's Joker hits theaters this weekend and there's already a lot of buzz surrounding the movie.

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To promote the film, Joaquin swung by Jimmy Kimmel Live and things got awkward incredibly quick.

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After talking about how much fun he had on set, Jimmy surprised Joaquin with a blooper sent over by director Todd Phillips that ended up being the opposite of a good time.

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The video showed Joaquin cursing out Joker's cinematographer Lawrence Sher while trying to film a scene.

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At one point, Lawrence apparently joked that Joaquin was acting like a diva and compared him to Cher.

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The video ended with Joaquin storming off set to cool down.

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And that's when the interview took a turn towards extremely uncomfortable.

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Joaquin was visibly shaken by seeing the footage broadcasted on national TV.

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He explained that making movies can "feel intense" and that outake was "supposed to be private."

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Joaquin said that Lawrence aka Larry would whisper a lot on set and he found it difficult to concentrate, but that was no excuse for behaving the way he did...kind of.

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He went on to apologize to the studio audience for having to see the clip.

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And while Joaquin was trying to apologize, Jimmy made another Cher joke.

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Basically, the interview never recovered and Joaquin said that his publicist would "issue a public statement tomorrow" because he just couldn't think of what else to say.

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I don't know about you, but my secondhand embarrassment is through the roof and yet I can't look away and will be watching this video again.

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