Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara Name Firstborn Son After River Phoenix
Written by B87FM on September 28, 2020
Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix have welcomed their first little one into the world. The couple has named their boy after Phoenix’s late brother, River.
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Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky broke the information throughout a current Q&A on the 2020 Zurich Movie Competition. He stated Phoenix couldn’t be in attendance to advertise the documentary Gunda, which Phoenix government produced, due to the delivery of his son, River.
“He simply received a child, by the way in which, his identify was…a wonderful son named River, so he can not put it up for sale now,” Kossakovsky stated on stage.
The director additionally defined that Phoenix’s Oscar acceptance speech from earlier this yr is what impressed him to achieve out for assistance on the movie.
In his acceptance speech, Phoenix mentioned animal rights. He additionally talked about his late brother: “When he was 17, my brother wrote this lyric, he stated, ‘Run to the rescue with love, and peace will comply with.’”
Phoenix additionally spoke about River in an interview with 60 Minutes in January: “I really feel like in nearly each film that I made, there was a connection to River not directly. And I believe that we have all felt his presence and steering in our lives in quite a few methods.”