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Ben Affleck Talks About His Son Samuel's Star Wars Obsession

Ben Affleck's Son Knows His Movies Are Totally Fake, but Star Wars, on the Other Hand . . .

Kids are rarely impressed by their parents' professions. (For example, Carrie Underwood's son is under the impression that her job is simply "wash the laundry.") In a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck spoke about how his 8-year-old son, Samuel, is pretty uninterested in the whole Hollywood thing . . . except when it comes to Star Wars.

"But Dad! But how? How do you know Kylo?"

"My son knows that I do movies that are kind of fake, and his mom does movies, and that's all pretend," Ben said, "but he also knows that Star Wars is real. He knows there's guys out there fighting the emperor and that job needs to get done, and I can do my fake bullsh*t, and some people can do an important job." Things got especially interesting when Ben recently worked on the movie The Last Duel with Adam Driver, who famously portrayed Kylo Ren in the sequel trilogy. "I told him, 'I'm actually in this movie with Kylo Ren,' and his mind opened in two," Ben said. "He was like, 'But Dad! But how? How do you know Kylo? Are you going to space? Will he have his lightsaber?'"

Not only that, but Adam also sent Samuel a video message and signed Star Wars toys on his recent birthday! "Adam made me a hero to my kid, and I will never, ever, ever forget it," Ben added. Watch him tell the entire story starting at around 7:35 in the video above.

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