Final 12 months, there was a rash of reporting round Hollywood’s whitewashing drawback. There have been many examples, and sadly Rooney Mara turned one in every of them. Rooney was forged as Mary Magdalene in a bio-pic about Mary, and Joaquin Phoenix was forged as Jesus. Personally, I simply thought each actors had been poorly forged on the whole, whatever the implications of hiring two white (gentile) Individuals to play Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Effectively, right here’s some excellent news: whereas making the movie, Joaquin and Rooney apparently fell in love. Oh, sorry – that’s really dangerous information for Rooney’s long-time boyfriend Charlie McDowell. Yikes!
Discuss concerning the “ardour” of the Christ. Within the upcoming film “Mary Magdalene” Rooney Mara performs the title character, with Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ. And sources completely inform Web page Six that Phoenix and Mara fell for one another on the set whereas capturing the biblical epic and have been spending a whole lot of time collectively ever since.
Mara’s most up-to-date movie, “Lion,” was up for 4 Golden Globes on Sunday. However Mara and famously reclusive Phoenix had been as a substitute “holed up collectively within the desert,” a Hollywood supply stated, fairly than in LA for the awards with Mara’s nominated co-stars Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. The supply informed us that Mara and Phoenix have been spending time collectively after “they discovered love on the set” of their anticipated biblical story, which filmed in Italy final 12 months.
Mara and Phoenix had been noticed collectively quite a few instances when cameras weren’t rolling, together with smoking collectively on the balcony of their lodge room in Matera in Southern Italy in November. Phoenix’s rep insisted that they’re “simply good buddies.”
“They labored on [2013 film] ‘Her,’ ‘Mary Magdalene’ and [their] subsequent film,” his rep stated. “They’re and have been good buddies for fairly a very long time.”
They’re starring in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Fear, He Gained’t Get Far on Foot” for 2018. Mara has been in a six-year relationship with Charlie McDowell — the director son of British actor Malcolm McDowell — and he or she stars in his Netflix movie “The Discovery.” However Mara and McDowell haven’t been photographed publicly since August, and each their reps had no remark.
I really assume Rooney and Joaquin make some sort of unusual sense collectively, though I don’t assume they might be capable of preserve a relationship long-term. Their personalities simply appear… incompatible, I suppose? She’s so dour, critical and “aloof.” Whereas Joaquin is shy and difficult, he typically looks as if an upbeat, constructive individual. I at all times noticed Joaquin with somebody like Emma Stone (though, clearly NOT Emma Stone). , somebody who would drive his sunnier aspect to return out. Rooney just isn’t sunny. Rooney is simply too aloof for the solar. However who is aware of?
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