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Ben Affleck Covers 'The Hollywood Reporter'

Ben Affleck Covers 'The Hollywood Reporter'

Ben Affleck rolls up his sleeve on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 40-year-old Argo actor had to share with the mag:

On staying in touch with Jennifer Lopez: “We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.’ I remember when she got American Idol. I said: ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base. I respect her. I like her. She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”

On what attracted him to wife Jennifer Garner: “She truly is kind. She means no one any harm. She doesn’t have ill will for any person. She’s not competitive with other people. She’s not spiteful. It’s one of those things where it becomes almost aggravating at times. Every time I go, ‘F— him!’ I see in her face that she just thinks that’s petty and small.”

On work and kids taking up a lot of time: “There are so many decisions to be made, and it’s more than you can get to each day. There is this underlying anxiety not just about getting the movie done but getting it done really well. It keeps my head spinning — even
when I am giving the kids a bath. I can be giving them a bath or feeding them, and sometimes they say, ‘Dad, pay attention!’ Kids eat up that kind of hobby time. I used to ride motorcycles. I used to play basketball. And now basically I’m at home with them, or I work.”

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Also pictured inside: Jennifer taking daughter Seraphina out for coffee with a pal at Caffe Luxxe on Tuesday (October 9) in Brentwood, Calif.

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59 Responses to “Ben Affleck Covers 'The Hollywood Reporter'”

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  1. 1
    lauren Says:

    they should of asked him why are you guys never pictured together?

  2. 2
    JLo Says:

    Sorry but Ben is done. Nobody cares. He’s hasbeen.

  3. 3
    Lydia Says:

    It’s so weird that Jennifer Lopez NEVER talks about him.

  4. 4
    susan Says:

    On his response to work and kids taking up a lot of time it seems as if he could care less about his kid’s. I’m sure that’s not the case but that doesn’t seem like a well thought out reply.

  5. 5

    they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
    this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.
    Try thinking, best yet visually picturing in your mind something absolutely crazy as you possibly can when you are around Asians, and try looking for Asians who give people particular looks, especially dirty looks for what appears to be for completely no reason.
    I know this may sound crazy, impossible and unbelievable, BUT IT ISN’T CRAZY WHEN IT’S TRUE

  6. 6
    laly Says:

    Man, he’s still obsessed with Jlo.

  7. 7
    ana Says:

    Well played, Ben. Well played.
    He is receiving na oscar buz for Argo and he is allready campaning.
    Well played.

  8. 8
    rachel Says:

    i hope he does not win a oscar. it never looks like he takes care of his family

  9. 9
    LIsalisa Says:

    My ..what liitle memory jlo fans have .Hello she always mentions him in interviews {in Cosmo magazine recently) She did a novela in unvision based on her relationship with him and not to mention a cheesy bit she did at her concert with body doubles of her boyfriends .WHO KIDDING WHO!

  10. 10
    ladyb Says:

    Wow – Classy guy. He still emails J-LO to congratulate her. Sorry Ryan Gosling – Ben Affleck is the next Sexiest Man Alive.

  11. 11
    Fiona Says:


    YES ALL ASIANS CAN READ MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its so unbelievable that they can read minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Its great to see that other people know this!!!! :D

  12. 12
    LIsalisa Says:

    meant to say who is kidding who

  13. 13
    ace11 Says:

    So he still has a thing for J-LO???

    wonder what his wife thinks about that

  14. 14
    Double Douche Says:

    He keeps in touch with JLo, and can’t get himself to say why eh loves his wife, he just likes that she’s kind. What a douche of a husband.

  15. 15
    Sissi Says:

    He confirmed what i always suspected:he moved on,married another woman but didn´t forget Jlo.And i suspect the same thing for Jlo!!

  16. 16
    garofalo Says:

    He never commits emotionally. Hope Jen isn’t expecting too much more from him. He acts like he doesn’t want to bothered with the whole family thing. Man has to many issues to grow up.

  17. 17
    expectingmom2be Says:

    well I can see there arent too many Ben Affleck fans here lol

  18. 18
    Ellen Says:

    Didn’t he try to get Jlo a starring role recently in a film he was producing or directing.
    Then there was that BlindGossip Item about him with a foot out the door when the wife unexpectedly got pregnant as Lopez was separating.

  19. 19
    Sissi Says:

    “She’s put up with some stuff that was unfair in her life, and I’m really pleased to see her successful.”
    Man he certainly follow her career non?

  20. 20
    Noah Says:

    To be a dad does not mean go with them once at year to mcdonalds or give them a bath occasionally. It’s much more Ben, much more…

  21. 21
    sunnyo Says:

    just as Steve replied I am stunned that people able to make $6535 in 4 weeks on the computer. have you seen this site link >>> silver16.comLATEST

  22. 22
    cmac Says:

    Ben, you are making yourself sound very selfish. Did you think having kids was going to be easy and that you wouldn’t have to pay attention to them (and not think about work when you are with them)? I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt. Maybe these quotes were taken out of context. If not, you better straighten up or you are going to have resentful children.

  23. 23
    Jholes Says:

    The guy was never marriage material.
    Any guy that avoids being photographed with his family, certainly isn’t proud of them. Same goes for the coldplay jackhole.

  24. 24
    Lee Says:

    You nuts. He WAS ASKED a question about JLO, and he said there is anoccasional email of congrats from her to him, and from him to her. If you read anything else into that, you are stupid.

    He is STILL married to his one and only wife, and JLo has gotten her third divorce.

  25. 25
    Anne Says:

    He talks about Jennifer in a much more intense way than about his own wife. “She is kind”… I call “kind” guys who are “kind” but do not seem interesting for boyfriends or lovers at all…

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