Joaquin Phoenix With Prince William At BAFTA's (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
Three days past the BAFTA awards and the internet is still talking about Joaquin Phoenix, this time, however, it is for his fan-boy moment with Prince William. In the backstage from the event, Prince William walking up to Phoenix to congratulate for his big win and that he really enjoyed ‘Joker’. As for Joaquin Phoenix, we see him trying his best to abide by the royal rules as he awkwardly ‘curtsies’ to Prince William and saying, "It's so lovely to meet you."
Watch the video here:
Video of the day! Joaquin Phoenix actually curtsied while meeting Prince William. pic.twitter.com/GV9t6iKQul— MAJIC 100 (@MAJIC100Ottawa) February 4, 2020
The Duke of Cambridge who attended the show with Kate Middleton then complimented Phoenix on his performance in "Joker’ telling the star,
"'Joker' was amazing. I put it off and put it off because people kept telling me, 'Be careful when you watch it.' When I watched it, it blew my mind. It was really good."
The video that just submerged on the internet has become an instant favourite with many calling it "highlight of my day" and admitting that they "can't stop watching."
Joaquin Phoenix curtsying for Prince William is the most awkward, cutest thing on the Internet.— Gail ðŸŒ¿ðŸÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂƒ (@gaillllyyyy) February 4, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix curtsying for Prince William is my favourite moment of the entire awards season.— Mark Jonathan Read â“‚ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@ActuallyMJR) February 4, 2020
Still not over Joaquin Phoenix curtsying to Prince William.— Another Opinion (@crimethink) February 4, 2020
Joaquin Phoenix curtsying for Prince William has made my week hands down ðŸ˜‚— kelâÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ£ï¸ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@kellirussell99) February 4, 2020
After winning Golden Globes, Phoenix continued his successful awards season with a BAFTA win for best leading actor on Sunday night, beating Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Taron Egerton and Jonathon Pryce. His acceptance speech was also the internet’s buzz on Monday after he called out the lack of diversity in the film industry. While he expressed gratitude for the award, he said that he felt "conflicted."
"We send a very clear message to people of color that 'you're not welcome here,'" Phoenix explained.
"I don't think anybody wants a handout or preferential treatment, although that's what we give ourselves every year. People just want to be acknowledged and appreciated and respected for their work’’ Phoenix continued.