Ben and Casey took their brother show to DC for another screening of their collective effort, Gone Baby Gone sponsored by Capital File. While it's Ben's directorial debut (and baby), it's a big movie for Casey too as leading man in the intense drama. It's a good thing these Boston boys have each other on the red carpet. Casey recently talked to Flaunt Magazine about assuming the starring role, but he also talked about fame, what he has learned from his big brother's mistakes and why he doesn't talk about his personal life. He said:
"Look at Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson — they never did that s***. People didn't know anything abut their f***ing lives. They saw their movies, but there were not like, interviews about their personal lives, and it was easier for them to get away. If you become too much of a character offscreen, it seems, it's harder for people to believe you as any character other than that onscreen. I feel like it only hurts you. Look at my brother, for example. Everyone knew who he was because he bought Bentleys and dated J Lo, and people didn't want to see his movies because they'd just read about him in Us Weekly. And that was really hard for him. He couldn't do period movies 'cause people were like 'This isn't that guy. This is Ben Affleck.'"
While I'm sure that Casey has (and will) make his own mistakes there's nothing like having a big brother there to watch and learn from. Plus, they're always there for you when you succeed as well, as these boys are hopefully enjoying right now. Awwww.
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