Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Everyone today is buzzing about Joaquin Phoenix and how he is giving up acting and never going to be in another movie. On his message boards people are crying. Please. You don't really believe him do you? Oh, I'm sure he is going to be like one of the other million actors out there who think they can make a living as a signer and thus want that rock star lifestyle and think they are going to be huge as singers. Ummm. Yeah. In about a year when Joaquin realizes that no one is buying his music except for the people on his message boards and people who are so drunk they think it is the Walk The Line soundtrack.
Actors like anyone else get used to having someone fawn over them and give them lots of attention. After a year away from that attention and playing some dive bar in front of 200 people who are trying to focus on the televisions instead of the band, Joaquin will say f**k it, and give us some crap excuse why he came back to acting. I imagine it will be something like he had this really close friend who showed him this script and he had to come back and do it for the friend. Eventually he will fade away from the music and only go back in middle age when he is trying to recapture his youth and his hair.