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Ben Affleck Says His 'Gone Girl' Character was Exciting & Liberating as an Actor

Ben Affleck Says His 'Gone Girl' Character was Exciting & Liberating as an Actor

Ben Affleck looks to be in good spirits after having lunch on Saturday afternoon (October 4) in Brentwood, Calif.

The 42-year-old Gone Girl actor was joined by his wife Jennifer Garner for the outing.

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Recently, Ben opened up about the freedom he had with his character in Gone Girl.

“The really liberating thing was… usually when you play a protagonist and you’re a lead in the movie there are sort of some unspoken rules,” he told NPR. “You know, you have to be a good person, you have to be a leader, you have to be smarter than everyone in the room, you have to kind of… give people steely glares and that kind of thing.”

He continued to say: “In this case, we weren’t encumbered by that at all. The whole idea of likeability was sort of thrown out of the window. And I thought that was really exciting and liberating as an actor because you didn’t know where this guy was gonna go.”

FYI: Jen is wearing an Elizabeth and James shirt. Ben is wearing Bally sneakers.

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