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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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  • April

    WOW! I can’t believe I am the first! Love these two. Favorite celebrity couple.

  • Jax

    That’s because he’s trapped in a marriage with a fugly woman. He’s only sticking around because of the kids. He could hook up with Gwyneth. She’s single now. They were in a movie together once. Watching him in Gone Girl…he looked like he was having a lotta fun with BOTH of those pretty women.

  • sgs

    What is with her and that huge backpack? hahah She had it in the last set of pics as well. She probably thinks it is stylish.

  • CarrieFromBelgium

    @Jax: Paltrow and Affleck yet were together…3 years …at the end of 90′s

  • April

    @Jax: It’s called acting dumb Dora. He is with the right person, her knows that and anybody with any smarts knows it too.

  • UGH

    His movie is a hit.. so he is touching her while they are out.. He never does on most occasions. She did more to promote his movie than she did for her own. Their marriage dynamic is very strange to me.

  • Ed

    Affleck is a prime example of a liberal so utterly afraid to be called a bigot that he detaches himself from all reality. He is the perfect case study of Evan Sayets’ description of the liberal mind.

  • me

    No one that has money etc gets trapped in a marriage and no man stays in a marriage because of kids. Men never did and certain not in 2014 and in hollywood.

  • me

    Looking from the outside they do have a strange dynamic. He doesn’t seem willing to invest and sacrifice himself for his relationship and family. As long as Jennifer is is okay with it there shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Mean

    Doesn’t he tie his’s shoes? Jen clothes don’t match. And is that bag her paurse? Jen learn to cook for your family. Miss seeing their kids mess up hair dodds. It’s a augly bag.

  • something

    I agree their relationship seems weird. Seems like he would be happier with someone prettier. She seems like she feels lucky to have snagged Ben Affleck, yet deep inside she feels unattractive around him. She is not ugly but she is not pretty. But if a man were in true love with her he would make her feel beautiful. Ben has a big ego but deservedly so, He is attractive and a good actor and just has that “it”quality. I don’t know why he ended up with her. Seems like maybe having kids got them together. And yes even rich people do stay together for the kids because with little kids parents want their kids to have two parents. I think he seems really cold and distant from her, and her personality is very jarring. I think he will move on when the kids are bigger to someone prettier and more on par with him. Sorry to be mean, Jen.

  • Jayne

    I don’t think he will leave her. He seems settled but I agree they don’t seem passionate or in love. Let’s be honest though not every couple celebrity or not gets to have everything. If he left would he really find a great love? Maybe he knows it’s best to stay for family?
    Jennifer was never beautiful. She is one of those that they tried to make the “it” girl years ago and said over and over she is hot, but she wasn’t. Not ugly but was never sexy.

  • Zoee

    Ben do not split from her is because of the image , he´s very scare of being again in very bad publicity like with JLo he is terrify by that so he stay with the secure thing, family guy stuff

  • ellie’

    What a beautiful looking couple. Superstar family..

  • Daisy

    Stop complaining that Ben is with Jennifer. JenGar is pretty and Ben is not that attractive.