Phoenix had ‘real relationship’ with app in ‘Her’

Los Angeles, Feb 6: Actor Joaquin Phoenix, seen romancing an operating system named Samantha in “Her”, says he didn’t treat it as an artificial relationship.

“We never treated it as anything other than a real relationship,” Phoenix said in a statement.

Director Spike Jonze said that Phoenix’s acting and the method that he used brought life into Samantha.

“To have the camera resting on Joaquin’s face and watch him listening to Samantha, and to see his love for her in his expression — to me, that was one of the most exciting aspects of the movie. He’s not only showing how his character feels, but he’s helping to embody her through his response to her,” said Jonze.

The Oscar-nominated sci-fi film is set to release in India Feb 14.