Thursday, February 12, 2009
Joaquin on Letterman last night
Last night, Joaquin Phoenix appeared on Letterman to promote his latest movie, Two Lovers. It also features Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, and recent reviews call it a "Great showcase", and "Admirably bold" according to the NY Times. But, as we have all seen of recent, Joaquin's pathetic meltdown was in full flight on Letterman last night, and any attempt to promote the film was indirectly, or maybe more so directly quelled by what seemed to be a 'higher than a motherfucka' Joaquin. I don't know what's up with this guy, but if he's just putting on a front, then he's doing a pretty good job. Who knows, maybe he has plummeted into so many drugs, that he's mixing his work with his life, in that he thinks his life is a movie - a 24 hour acting facade. However, I can't disregard the fact that this seems like some malevolent charade, and he's enamored with the reactions he's receiving from the press and tabloids. I mean seriously, when he was talking about his interest in becoming a musician, Letterman referenced how well he sang and performed in Walk the Line, assuming that's the type of music he'd continue with. But no, he then busts out his inclination towards rap and hip hop! Let me get this straight, he wants to become a rap star?? Is this just some giant satirical performance he's putting on?? I think so! Most hip hop artists I'm familiar with like to talk... a lot! This dude barely said five words to Letterman. Dave was trying to pull conversation out, but after Joaquin continuously gave his ignorant one word answers, that's when Dave came out of his shell, proceeding to cut Joaquin down, hard! It was actually hilarious! And that reference to Farrah Fawcett at the end, brilliant. That's why I love Letterman. In case you are unaware with the whole Farrah Fawcett incident, well he stated that was one of his worst interviews ever, which is easy to see with her coked out ass. But, I think he clearly stated it here, that this interview with Joaquin takes the cake.