Letterman irks Phoenix by questioning about his looks, career

February 13th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 13 (ANI): Puerto Rican actor turned rapper Joaquin Phoenix was left annoyed after his meeting with talk show host David Letterman, who kept on asking him about his new looks and career.

Letterman grilled Phoenix, who had on dark glasses and chewed gum as he promoted his movie Two Lovers, about the facial beard and his new career on the Letterman’’s Late Show on February 11.

But he did not get any response from the actor, who was uncooperative and kept on mumbling one-word answers, and who got annoyed after the audience began to laugh when the topic turned to his musical career.

Is this a joke? What (drug) do you have them on? What do you gas them up with? the Daily Star quoted Phoenix as saying.

And when the house bandleader Paul Shaffer laughed at the pair’’s awkward exchange, Phoenix got angry with him too.

Are you f**king kidding? Are you serious with the maniacal laughter? the actor/rapper asked Shaffer.

Letterman tried to assure Phoenix, but only managed in making him even more irate.

We”re having fun, just relax, seriously! I”ll come to your house and chew gum! Letterman said.

Phoenixs immediate response was to spit out the wad and stick it onto Letterman’’s desk.

Joaquin, I”m sorry you couldn”t be here tonight, Letterman concluded the meeting by saying. (ANI)

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