We never thought that 40-year-old Argo actor and director Ben Affleck would be one to kiss and tell, but in Details‘ October issue, he speaks out about The Town co-star Blake Lively, ex girlfriend Jennifer Lopez and how he balances everything out.
The handsome actor who was recently in Toronto for the premiere of Argo, tells Details how his The Town co-star and love interest, Blake Lively made him feel old.
“When I was doing The Town, I’d tour the actors around Boston. I was with Blake [Lively] and I saw Matt [Damon]‘s childhood home. And I said, ‘Oh yea, that’s where Matt grew up.’ And she said ‘Who?’ And I said, ‘Matt Damon.’ And she said, ‘Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!’ Ben added, “She really didn’t know. And I thought ‘There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt and Ben propaganda campaign!’ Mostly, it just made me feel old.”
“In our culture, we get very much into short-handing people.” Ben says about his “2003 one-liner”, “I made a bunch of movies that didn’t work. I was ending up in the tabloids. I don’t know what the lesson is, except that you just have to find your compass…” Showing that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, Ben continued saying, “People bring up 2003 and I get it. Jennifer Lopez and Gigli, and all this shit just kind of blew up. But, you know, in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois! Okay?”
Ben has been married to actress Jennifer Garner for seven years, and the couple have three children together – Violet, Samuel and Seraphina. On how he balances work and family, Ben says he is very black and white. ”Work is very important to me. I like to work. So does my wife. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be at home with them.”
For more from Ben’s revealing interview, visit Details.com!