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Ben Affleck Says He 'Suffered' on 'Justice League' Set, But One Thing Made It Worth Doing

Ben Affleck Says He 'Suffered' on 'Justice League' Set, But One Thing Made It Worth Doing

Ben Affleck is opening up about the one thing that was “worth every moment of suffering on Justice League.”

It’s no secret that Ben didn’t have the best experience while playing Batman and now he’s opening up about the reason why he decided to sign on for the project.

Ben played the role in 2016′s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and in 2017′s Justice League. He also did a cameo in 2016′s Suicide Squad and will have a small role in 2022′s The Flash.

“I did Batman because I wanted to do it for my kids,” Ben said in an interview with THR‘s Awards Chatter podcast. “I wanted to do something that my son would dig. I mean, my kids didn’t see Argo.”

He continued, “Zack [Snyder] wanted to do a version of the Frank Miller Dark Knight graphic novel series, which is a really good version of that. Unfortunately, there are a lot of reasons why things go the way they do in the movie business, and just because your face is on the poster doesn’t mean that you’re dictating all of those things — and even if you were, that they would go well.”

Click inside to find out what made the role worth it to him…

“I wore the suit to my son’s birthday party, which was worth every moment of suffering on Justice League,” Ben said.

He added, “I started drinking too much around the time of Justice League, and it’s a hard thing to confront and face and deal with. I’ve been sober for a while now, and I feel really good — as healthy and good as I’ve ever felt. And the process of recovering from alcoholism has been really instructive. I think it’s great for people who aren’t alcoholics, you know? Like, ‘Be honest. Have integrity. Take accountability. Help other people.’ It’s a good set of things that they teach you. It took me a little while to get it — I had a few slips, like most people — but I feel really good.”

“If you knew how many actors and directors and writers were alcoholics or compulsive in some way — I mean, it’s the most ordinary thing in the world in Hollywood. I’ve worked with actors who showed up drunk! And that was not me. I drank, like, alone in my living room and just passed out, like, with scotch. But I got sober,” Ben concluded.

In the same interview, Ben talked about one of his former relationships and all the press attention he and his ex received.

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