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lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
hmmm i dunno what to think of his comments about JLO. why are him and shiddy still talking about her????
mimisnowball mimisnowball 10 years
Lula 29 you are as bad as the media. I read the article (the whole thing) and he was talking about the media overexposure 2002-2004. Obiously this is why he keeps his relationship now private, which is smart. I know you are dying to see the Afflecks on the red carpet because you are so interested in them but they are smart to keep their relationship private and not a public, overexposed one because everyone accused JLo and Ben of using their relationship for the publicity (which I do not believe was true). He got burned by the media and public, and doesn't want to have a JLo repeat. I for one agree this is a good tactic. I for one am sick, sick, sick of the Jolie Pitts and the TomKats. When both people are famous in a relationship they risk overexposure of it.
ThatsBloo2You ThatsBloo2You 10 years
they should let it go.. it's been how long? it was all stupid. it's still stupid. stop.
McMurphy McMurphy 10 years
Ben doesn't blame Jennifer Lopez for damaging his career. Ben is talking about the intense Media Scrutiny caused by the high profile relationship he was in. That isn't blaming Jennifer Lopez, it is simply the TRUTH. If there was no relationship then there wouldn't have been a media frenzy to print anything and everything about Ben and Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez has said the same statement in many interviews. J Lo's career was damaged just as much by all the over exposure they received. Both Ben and J Lo are both living lower key lives because their media over exposure experience. Brangelina and Tomkat are going through the same scrutiny right now. Look at all the rumors that are printed about these couples just so the Tabs can put them on their covers. It is not about telling the truth, it is about what makes money and gets ratings. This what Ben is referring to.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
I don't think he was bagging out J-lo, just about how crazy the media got about the relationship.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 10 years
He's gotten hotter.
lula29 lula29 10 years
I read the entire article too, and though he doesn't use Jennifer Lopez's name, he does state "it was probably bad for my career" meaning the relationship with Lopez.He doesn't say the media scrutiny, but the relationship in and of itself as referenced by the it, and thus refers to Lopez. And that's a ridiculous assumption. Ben Affleck is the only thing standing in the way of his greatness, not some woman he decided, and I repeat, DECIDED to call his own. To the point of pursuing her while she was married to someone else.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 10 years
Regardless if he's blaming failed movies on any one person/time period or just plain overexposure, why can't he just say that he made a few bad movie choices? If a movie is good & appeals to the masses, it will be a hit. What is his excuse for any stinkers he participated in, before & after his "overexposure"? Hopefully, the reporters will stop asking him about that time period, because he just sounds like an ass when he gives those kind of explanations. I wish him luck in the future, though.
creepupmytee creepupmytee 10 years
he sounds really earnest :)
mominator mominator 10 years
Great for setting the record straight Iris1000. We kind of take a little piece and run with it. I like Ben. I think he is trying to mature.
Iris1000 Iris1000 10 years
The media... reporters that is, they don't seem to have that much of an imagination when it comes to things. They like to talk about the same things over and over again. Boring. In Ben's case, he seemed to have disappeared for a while from the media. I guess they just want to get closure on the situation. Hopefully. Then move on.
McMurphy McMurphy 10 years
I have read the entire Ben Affleck interview / article at Details Magazine site. The interview is 3 pages long. The Bennifer Era only got half of paragraph if that.... 5 sentences out of 3 pages. Not one time does the interviewer mention Jennifer Lopez's name. The interviewer asked Ben about the Bennifer years of (2002-2004). Ben is answering the question about how being over exposed damaged his career. He didn't say anything about about J Lo. The Interviewer clearly knew Ben was uncomfortable talking about Bennifer. Interviewer worded his question not about the Bennifer Relationship but about that time in Ben's life (The Bennifer Era) is what he called it. The interviewer mentioned Ben winning The CA Poker Tournament in 2004. Ben wasn't with J Lo then. Ben does mention how He, Violet, and Isabella (Matt's daughter), where all sick with colds at the beginning of the interview. Not one time does the Interview mentions Jennifer Lopez. I guess this is a case of the media not wanting to let Bennifer die.
MegFL MegFL 10 years
Why is he pulling a Brad Pitt and talking about this 3 years down the pike. Hey Bean, we can read. We remember all the sordid details. JLo should have dumped you long before she did. Shame on you for talking about her now.
Iris1000 Iris1000 10 years
Hi Sweetnothings, I think you have a point about the actors being so over exposed that we don't want to see them in the movies. That is true in my case. The media may cover certain actors personal lives so much until you just tire of seeing them. When that happens, the chance that I may go to the movie is greatly reduced, because I may feel that I have already seen enough of them. Certainly kind of iffy at that point.
Iris1000 Iris1000 10 years
"No comment" sounds pretty good. Seems like his career was going along pretty good before that relationship (Good acting or not). Or, maybe I should say the way the media covered that relationship. I guess it is tough to see your whole life go down the drain over a relationship, and then the relationship turns out not to be THE relationship for you.
lula29 lula29 10 years
Oh please, He should have answered NO COMMENT when the interviewer asked him that question. He chose to answer the question. I'd bet money J.LO gets asked the same thing but answers NO COMMENT. I read the article. He could have waxed poetic about how his new wife and daughter have enhanced his art and his film choices, he could have sidestepped the question by saying that, instead he chose to reminisce about J.LO and that is in poor taste and strange, honestly. I could care less if a movie is a box office hit. It doesn't IMO make an actor good or not. Affleck is wooden on screen and that's why he's call a poor actor. Matt Damon has flops too, but I think I've already explained why I feel like he's a good actor, in spite of the flops.
Iris1000 Iris1000 10 years
Does he look unhappy?
McMurphy McMurphy 10 years
The interviewer asked Ben the J Lo question. Ben probably would never bring up Bennifer during an interview. The media will not let this relationship go. Ben clearly isn't blaming Jennifer Lopez for damaging his career. He is talking about all the over blown media attention their relationship received. The Tabs and Media Shows reported things about Ben and Jennifer Lopez that wasn't true just for sales and ratings. Jennifer Lopez has said this herself in interviews. The media is doing the same thing to Brad/Angie and Tom/Kate. The difference between Bennifer and these other couples are both Brad and Tom are in their 40s with 20 years of Hollywood career behind them. Although, Ben Affleck was a known name a few years ago, when Bennifer blow up, Ben was still working on getting leading roles. Which led to Ben making some bad movie choices not J Lo. Ben blames himself. Brad hasn't opened a movie by himself in years. "Babel" didn't make a lot of money and "Jesse James" had a soft opening (only opened in a few theaters so it wouldn't be called a flop). Angelina's last movie didn't do to well either. Most media outlets called the Marie Pearl movie a flop. Is this because they are so over exposed the general public has lost interest in their movies? Or The general public just don't like artistic movies? Or bad movies?
redegg redegg 10 years
Gone Baby Gone is written by Dennis Lehane, whom I adore as a writer, he has a whole series with the detectives in this story. Looking forward to the movie.
allreject88 allreject88 10 years
pretty boy. I'm not even going to read the article because it may ruin those photos.
tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 10 years
Well Ben, if you hated all the media attention your relationship with Jlo gave you then why the hell did you put yourself out there with tv and magazine interviews? I think that may have been bad for your career...oh yeah, and the fact that you can't act.
misskimberoz misskimberoz 10 years
he looks great....fatherhood agrees with him
Scarlet Scarlet 10 years
"It was PROBABLY bad for my career"??!! Dude, Gigli nearly made you into the male LiLo before you finally snapped out of it.
longhorn longhorn 10 years
I agree that Ben's better in supporting roles and that Matt is probably the better actor, but Ben has had some good performances, too, and people continually bash him. He got caught up in the big budget movies and over the last few years realized he's not longer interested in that role. I have a feeling we'll seem him in a lot more ensembles or behind the camera. I think it's silly that he and Jen don't walk red carpets together. At first, I understood, but now it does seem overkill. I mean, if they allow paps to take pics of them doing family things, what's the big deal about walking with your significant other down the carpet. It's not like they don't talk about one another in the interviews.
ace1 ace1 10 years
look..ben still thinks about j-lo isn't this weird???
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