Ben Affleck was recently on Anderson Live promoting his new film ‘Argo’, and he talks about what it’s like turning 40 years old, achieving success early in life, and his ‘Town’ co-star Blake Lively not knowing about his friendship with Matt Damon.
There were many rumors that Affleck actually cheated on Jennifer Garner with Lively during the filming of ‘The Town’ in Boston, so it seems strange that he would actually speak about Lively in such glowing terms. He says, “Blake, yes is not forty. Blake is twenty one or whatever she is twenty two. She is fabulous as you can see, she’s a gorgeous young woman. She was in the Town with me and she was fabulous. She wanted to do research and she was coming off her television show, Gossip Girl, so she was driving down at nights back and forth and really stretching it to get her research done. And I was driving around the city here’s the neighborhood, here’s the people she hung up with – the various people who were in these projects and stuff. And then I just drove around to see the sights, John Quincy Adams home, that kind of thing and we went by one and I said, ‘That’s the house Matt grew up in.’ And she’s like, ‘Matt who?’ And I was like, ‘Matt Damon grew up there.’ And she’s like, ‘How do you know Jason Bourne?’ And my life flashed before my eyes. I was like, ‘Oh we did a movie together, Good Will Hunting.”
About finally reaching a milestone in turning 40 years, he says, “I do like it. I kind of feel like I got to a point. I went through a certain amount of period with people giving me a hard time and oh we don’t have to sort of take this guy seriously. Forty kind of coincided with having three kids and having this marriage that is great and working in ways that I am really proud of and doing philanthropy that I really like. You know, you are forty, no one gets to call you a kid anymore.”
Affleck recently spoke up about having 'complicated feelings' about Obama as president.