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Ben Affleck Opens Up About How Divorce From Jennifer Garner Helped Him as an Actor

Ben Affleck Opens Up About How Divorce From Jennifer Garner Helped Him as an Actor

Ben Affleck is getting candid about life after divorce.

The 48-year-old actor spoke about his divorce from Jennifer Garner during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

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While speaking about his 2020 film, The Way Back, he said: “For me, the movie was much more about the fact that — whether it’s having lived enough years, having seen enough ups and downs, having had children and divorce — I’m at a point now in my life where I have sufficient life experience to bring to a role to make it really interesting for me.”

“Growing older and having had more intense and meaningful personal experiences has made acting much more interesting for me and in turn made me drawn to the kinds of movies that are about people who are flawed,” he continued.

Ben and Jennifer announced their separation in June 2015 and settled their divorce in October of 2018. They have three kids: daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 8.

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