It looks like Joaquin Phoenix has left the building.

Scarlett Johansson talked about how her co-star in the 2013 movie “Her” felt about the “bizarre” orgasm recording she did for the movie.

“We tried to get through one take, and he was, like, losing it,” the actress said in Monday’s episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast. “He left the studio. He needed a break.”

In the movie, Johansson played Samantha, a phone operating system that was a lot like Siri. Samantha fell in love with Theodore, who was played by Phoenix.

The 37-year-old Oscar nominee thought it was “gross” that they recorded their phone sex scene.

“You don’t want to hear your voice ever,” she explained to co-hosts Dax Shepard and Monica Padman.


“You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having an orgasm. You definitely don’t want to hear what you sound like having a fake orgasm — ew.”

Johansson wasn’t the first person chosen to play Samantha. Instead, “The Walking Dead” star Samantha Morton recorded all of the lines before Johansson took over.

“Samantha was with us on set and was amazing,” director Spike Jonze told Vulture of the swap in June 2013.

“It was only in post-production, when we started editing, that we realized that what the character/movie needed was different from what Samantha and I had created together,” he continued. “So we recast.”

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Morton, who is 45 years old, told Vanity Fair in a July 2019 interview that she felt like she had “painted a picture and then put it in the attic where no one has seen it.” Morton had a hard time putting the decision into “perspective.”

She noted, “It’s fine because I know it’s there.”

In an interview with the Guardian in February 2014, Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the main character in the movie, said that he wanted to “try something f–king different” while making the movie.

“I did this to rejuvenate myself!” he said at the time. “In some ways that was the idea, or the hope. I don’t know if I had a f–kin’ plan, it was just: ‘I don’t wanna do it the way I’ve been doing it.’”