Hollywood superstar Ben Affleck has admitted that he does not want his children to follow in his footsteps. Ben says that he doesn't want his children to have to deal with all the attention that comes with being a star, although he would be fine with them working in theatre.
Affleck told E!, “I would do whatever I could to discourage that. My kids have enough issues of being exposed in ways that I don't want them to be exposed, in magazines and shows and stuff. You know, if you're interested in drama, there's great theatre classes and stuff and that's what's appropriate.”
He also previously admitted, “They're the most important people in my life. Family is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't mean you can't do other stuff in your life. In fact, having a family makes whatever other thing you have that much richer.”
Ben added, “If it was just me, I'd be home alone and think, 'Well, something good happened at work', but it's much nicer to share it with people you love. I think any time you become a richer person you have more substance. I hope that happened to me with having a family, but you never know!”
Ben Affleck can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, in the movie To the Wonder, which is set to be released on February 22 in the UK, before then being released on April 12 in the US.