Casey Affleck might have been happily hiding in the background while his brother Ben was in the limelight, but those days are fading fast. Between his leading roles in The Assassination of Jesse James and Gone Baby Gone, Casey is quickly making a name for himself as a leading actor. He recently talked about his love for acting but don't expect him to get too personal. He's not a fan of interviews if they go in the wrong direction. He said,
“Here’s the thing: Movies cost a lot of money to make, and I want people to see my work. So I’m happy to talk about my movies. I’ve never met an artist — painter, sculptor, actor, whatever — who said he loved what he did but was content to lock it up in a trunk in the basement. If you make art, you want to share it.
“So I’m happy to play my part. Realistically, doing interviews is part of the job. As long as it’s about the work, it’s fine. When it turns to other stuff — then I have no patience for it.”
I guess after watching what happened to his brother Ben in the tabloids he knows what to avoid. He better be careful though, a leading man as cute as Casey is bound to get his share of magazine covers and screaming fans with enquiring minds.