Mark Ruffalo Says Joaquin Phoenix Was a 'Great Roommate': 'The Place Is Clean, All the Dishes Were Washed'

Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix lived together while working on their 2007 drama 'Reservation Road'

<p>Eric Charbonneau/WireImage</p> Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix on Oct. 18, 2007

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Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix on Oct. 18, 2007

Mark Ruffalo is recalling living with Joaquin Phoenix.

Ruffalo, 56, appeared on the latest episode of the YouTube series Hot Ones in promotion of his new movie Poor Things. During his interview with host Sean Evans, Ruffalo spoke to his time living with Joaquin Phoenix while they shot their 2007 movie Reservation Road together.

“He’s a great cook, and he turned me on to vegan cuisine and so he would cook all the time and he was a great roommate," Ruffalo said, after Evans prompted him to share one positive note from living with Phoenix and one negative. "He was a roommate who would be out and you'd get a text [saying] 'you need anything? Need me to pick up anything?' "

"The place is clean, all the dishes were washed, he’s got a great sense of humor," Ruffalo added of his onetime costar.

In Reservation Road, Ruffalo and Phoenix costarred as fathers Dwight and Ethan, respectively, whose lives grow intertwined after Dwight character strikes and kills Ethan's son while driving. The film follows Phoenix's character's attempts to bring the man who killed his son to justice and Dwight's moral struggle to take responsibility for the incident.

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<p>Eric Charbonneau/Wireimage</p> Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo on Sept. 13, 2007

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Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo on Sept. 13, 2007

"He was super thoughtful and he offered me to stay there," Ruffalo said of his time living with Phoenix. "I was supposed to stay somewhere else and he was like, 'Hey, man, why don't you stay here? I have like three bedrooms.' "

Ruffalo previously spoke to his fondness for Phoenix as a friend and a colleague in an interview with W Magazine in a 2015.

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"I just love the guy and think he's so gifted. We lived together on a movie called Reservation Road and he was a great housemate," Ruffalo said at the time. He described Phoenix as "thoughtful and generous and just fun and cool" and recounted that Phoenix offered for Ruffalo to live with him while they filmed the movie.

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<p>Evan Agostini/Getty </p> Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix on Sept. 12, 2007

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Mark Ruffalo and Joaquin Phoenix on Sept. 12, 2007

"I said, 'Sure, yeah, that sounds great,' " Ruffalo said at the time. "And then we made dinner. He doesn't like to go out to dinner, I would rather cook too. So we made dinner every night and we hung out and we talked, we talked a lot about the movie."

"No one works harder than him. He works so hard," he added. "I work hard, but he works harder, and it never stops. And I just love that guy."

15 years after Reservation Road released, both Ruffalo and Phoenix are still enjoying success in the film industry. Phoenix starred in the movies Napoleon and Beau Is Afraid this year, while Ruffalo's latest movie Poor Things opens in theaters Friday.

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