Kal Penn Says He Isn’t Like Joaquin Phoenix And Will Return To Acting

Kal Penn stunned ‘House’ fans when he decided to leave the show and join the Obama administration as Associate Director in the Office of Public Liaison; but now he says that he will come back to acting.

“I’m obviously putting it on hold while I am working in the White House, ” he said to a radio station earlier today. “It’s not a Joaquin Phoenix-style, walking-away-and-never coming-back [move].”

The actor decided to leave the series after campaigining for Obama during the writer’s strike. As previously reported, his character committed suicide.

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