Ben Affleck looks seriously sexy on the cover of the November issue of Details. He's been hard at work on the set of He's Just Not That Into You, but next up for Ben is his directorial debut in Gone Baby Gone, which is already getting rave reviews. In the article, Ben gets real about how his life has been affected by the media, and what this movie means for his career. Here are highlights:
- On his relationship with Jennifer Lopez: “It was probably bad for my career. What happens in this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet are everywhere. You can really subsume the public image of somebody. I ended up in an unfortunate crosshair position where I was in a relationship and [the media] mostly lied and inflated a bunch of salacious stuff for the sake of selling magazines. And I paid a certain price for that. Then, in concert with some movies that didn’t work…”
- On his career: “I feel like (Gone Baby Gone) is the linchpin for my life. My career. I have a lot riding on it. I want [the film] to work. Badly. I mean, a sh*tty movie comes out on 2,800 screens? I’ve been there and it’s embarrassing..... That’s why there’s something really great about directing—about having authorship over something. If you don’t like this movie, I’m the guy to see. I’m the guy to criticize. I take some measure of comfort in that. It’s fair, at least.”
It sounds like Ben is taking his movie very seriously, which only gives us more faith in his finished project. Besides, even if this film doesn't make his career we bet Ben would be more than happy to go into hibernation with Jen and Violet for a while.
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