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.
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.