Joaquin Phoenix and his longtime friend Casey Affleck have not spoken in quite a while.
The “Joker” star and Affleck have had a healthy relationship since meeting on the set of “To Die For” in 1995. The two worked together on the 2010 mockumentary “I’m Still Here”, once lived in the same New York apartment building and even have matching tattoos.
Perhaps most importantly in the context of their relationship, Affleck was married to Phoenix’s sister, Summer Phoenix, from 2006 to 2017.
“My sister and him divorced,” Phoenix, 44, recently told Vanity Fair. “And I haven’t spoken directly to him or indirectly in a long time. Three or four years.”
Phoenix has experienced endless media attention since the Venice Film Festival premiere of “Joker” at the end of August. The film was released in wide on Friday.