VIDEO : Joaquin Phoenix gets scared at 'Joker' screening

Why so serious? Joaquin Phoenix is unable to perform at screening of Joker

October 7, 2019
Kevin Winter / Staff

After much anticipation and hype, the 'Joker' movie premiered last week and made a big impact. There was the obvious box office success and a lot of criticism and controversy due to subject matter content. With all that aside, there was still some time for the film's star to not be so serious

As TMZ reports, Joaquin Phoenix crashed a screening in the San Fernando Valley and showed a bit of fear on his own part. In their words, he had stage fright when asked to do the infamous "joker laugh" in front of the theatre audience. You can see the moment for yourself below.