Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck’s Documentary
I’m going to pick a side and say that I fully believe Joaquin is pulling a Hoax, possibly Andy Kaufman style, but most likely more of a publicity stunt (where Andy Kaufman did his pranks for the pure hilarity, not to promote anything). He wants everybody to react to this character he’s made to keep them strung along for this “documentary” Casey Affleck is making.
These are the clues I’m going on:
* The initial 180-degree switch in personality is a big dinger
* if you watch other interviews with him from the past, he’s VERY polite and outspoken
* it appeared like he was holding back laughter quite a bit on the Letterman interview
* he broke out of character on commercial breaks on the Letterman interview
* he only did ONE song at that rap concert he gave (at least, that’s all that got released.. sorta suspect,