Yesterday we posted a teaser for Joaquin Phoenix’s highly anticipated return to the “Late Show with David Letterman.” To say that his last visit was horrible would be an understatement. It was NOT must see TV, and it was pretty hard and uncomfortable to watch. Thank God, Phoenix stopped taking those crazy pills and is back to his clean shaven, nicely dressed self. We missed him! Watch his full interview on Letterman below…

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After watching the interview, Letterman clarified that he didn’t know about Phoenix’s hoax beforehand. He wasn’t in on it despite what reports claim. The actor also spoke about how he and director Casey Affleck came up with the idea of doing the film. They got it from watching really bad reality TV.

Phoenix said that they’re so bad, and the acting is so transparent that he knew he could do a better job. The only difference between reality TV and traditional television and film is that they use their real names.

Can we just sit back and soak it the real Joaquin Phoenix for a minute?

What do you think of Joaquin Phoenix’s return to normalcy? Did you believe his performance in I’m Still Here was real?