Joaquin Phoenix apologizes to David Letterman. Why? It was over the crazy interview Joaquin did with him when everyone was speculating over the “movie” he was doing with Casey Affleck. David appeared quite puzzled by the exchange when it happened.
More pictures of Joaquin after the snap…
Joaquin says Letterman was not in on the joke or hoax or whatever you want to call it. Last night he went on air and said he was sorry.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix returned to David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Wednesday to apologize for his wacky appearance last year that turned out to be an elaborate piece of performance art.
“You’ve interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a character and a real person, so — but I apologize,” Phoenix said. “I hope I didn’t offend you in any way.”
No offense taken, Letterman replied. The chance to lob jokes at Phoenix was like batting practice, he said.
“Every one of them was a dinger,” he said.
Phoenix was clean-cut and shaven Wednesday, without the shaggy beard, unruly hair and sunglasses he wore on Feb. 11, 2009, when he told a befuddled Letterman that he was giving up acting for a rap career. Describing that appearance on Wednesday, Letterman said it was “like you slipped and hit your head in the tub.”
Now everyone can say see, I told you he was acting! Are you going to watch Phoneix’s movie?