Ben Affleck Dishes On His Career Low Moment
Ben Affleck leaves the set after doing re-shoots for his movie Live By Night on Thursday afternoon (June 23) in Los Angeles.
The 43-year-old actor’s appearance on the new HBO series Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons aired the night before and his expletive-filled rant about Deflategate has gone viral.
In a moment from the interview that hasn’t been given as much attention, Ben talked about his career low moment.
“I was the lowest rung of cool and talented that you could possibly be in the public consciousness,” Ben said about the days before his 2007 directorial debut Gone Baby Gone came out. “I had broken up with Jennifer Lopez and I had three or four movies in a row that bombed.”
“I was so uncool, I was literally punchline in [comedian Robert Wuhl's] straight-to-United Airlines video stand-up bit,” Ben continued. “That guy had to look around and go, ‘Who’s below me, that I can s**t on?’ And he picked me. He did a whole bit about me that I saw on United Airlines once, and I was like, ‘Well this it! It really doesn’t get much worse than this.’ And that was kind of where I found myself when I thought, ‘Hey, I want to take up directing.’”