Casey Affleck, The Late Show, Stephen Colbert


Eeek. That was one interview we probably won't want to watch ever again. 

As soon as Casey Affleck took the stage for an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Monday night, it was clear it would be one to remember. Covered in facial hair, the Triple 9 actor was sporting far more scruff and longer locks than the public is used to seeing on him and Colbert wasn't going to move on without his own commentary on the new look. 

"Thanks for dressing up," he immediately joked. "I can't tell whether this choice is like the least celebrity thing to do or the most celebrity thing to do because it's very casual."

While the audience was quick to laugh at the quip, Affleck was visibly uncomfortable and turned the tables back on Colbert. "Well, you look great."

"I'm not saying you don't look good," the host defended himself. But, the actor was already a little perturbed, answering back until the two launched into a very awkward verbal sparring match. 

"It is just some playful ribbing," Colbert said to calm the tension while Affleck turned his attention to the mug of water in front of him to change the subject. 

Cringingly, Colbert turned the focus back to the star's new look yet again. "How long are we going to talk about this?" Affleck asked. 

"Until I get to my joke," the comedian sassed. "It's not a joke though. You really look like a street corner Jesus."

When he finally got the hint, Colbert decided to move the direction of the interview toward Affleck's new film, but the actor was clearly on edge and unsure of what to say. 

"We should probably end up fighting at the end of this," Colbert admitted. "It feels like this is where this is going."

Watch out, Stephen. Affleck has an older brother named Ben and he's the new Batman. 

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