Picky Batman Ben Affleck is currently shilling his Florida gangster flick, Live By Night, and sat down with the sculpted-assed Mario Lopez for an interview with Extra. Ben revealed that he won’t encourage his kids to be actors when they grow up. If they were to hit it as big as he did, he feels that their lives could be “confusing and difficult.”
It’s a lot less “confusing and difficult” if you don’t (allegedly) tap the nanny. Just a thought.
The 44-year-old explained what his life in the spotlight has been like over the past two decades. “Overnight, I went from somebody no one ever heard of, to somebody that gets recognized on the street and could get a table at a restaurant. I was 24 years old and it was a confusing time. I’ve got three kids now, and it’s a whole long road later. I have a much better perspective on it all, although it still can be confusing and difficult to deal with… there’s no map to it, you’ve just got to figure it out on your own.”
Seraphina, 11, Violet, 7, and Samuel, 4, live with Ben and their mom Jennifer Garner. Ben and Jen are no longer a couple, reportedly due to the alleged nanny affair. Don’t feel too bad for the kids; they’re still getting plenty of loot at Christmas time to make up for their dad probably being required to live in the west wing of their manse.
Ben and Jen separated, but continue to focus on co-parenting. They recently spent the holidays together as a family. Ben shared that his girls are really into American Girl and Taylor Swift, while his son Sam got a bat cave for Christmas. Mario said, “Bat cave from Batman, very cool,” as Ben added, “Yeah, my daughter got an iPod touch, no phones, can’t call anybody, can’t text.”
Jennifer probably insisted on an iPod touch instead of an iPhone or iPad so that Ben couldn’t steal it away and shady-text nannies to come to the house for “try-outs.”
As for his kids being actors, I concur. I’m sick to death of my beautiful Boston life being overshadowed by the Afflecks. It was bad enough when Ben and Matt Damon won the Oscar for Good Will Hunting, and this city practically offered up its citizens to give them rub-n-tugs whenever they wanted. It goes further back than that! My high school drama festival team (Can you believe a gay celebrity gossip blogger competed in high school drama festival instead of playing some sort of sportsball as a teen? The mind boggles.) competed against his brother Casey Affleck’s team. His team beat us with some sort of fairy tale bullshit play about a magic pasta pot. I’m not sure how they defeated our teen pregnancy cautionary tale in which I played the obstetrician with one line who had to break the news to the audience that the teen mom died. An acne-scarred teenage obstetrician mumbling his one depressing line while trying to get the stethoscope to lay right on his future man boobs is impactful drama. The Afflecks suck.
You can watch Ben’s interview below.