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Ben Affleck Reveals He Was Made to Fix His Teeth & 'Be Sexy' for 'Armageddon'

Ben Affleck Reveals He Was Made to Fix His Teeth & 'Be Sexy' for 'Armageddon'

Ben Affleck is talking Armageddon.

The 49-year-old actor opened up to his friend Matt Damon for an interview for Entertainment Weekly.

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“They dug out two stages of Disney for huge asteroid craters, and I didn’t even think about the fact that the basic premise of the movie was totally absurd,” he recalled of the 1998 film.

“Why are they training oil drillers to be astronauts rather than astronauts to be oil drillers? You would think the learning curve would be somewhat more steep on the oil-drillers-to-astronauts route. But it was fun and the right time. It’s funny, Bruce [Willis] dropped out of a movie, and as the deal for dropping out of this movie that wasn’t working is that we get to put you in two movies, and they put him in Armageddon and The Sixth Sense,” he revealed.

Ben then went on to reveal the expectations that the crew had of him for the big budget flick.

“I was a little naive about the opinions people would form about me. Or Michael [Bay] and Jerry [Bruckheimer]‘s focus on aesthetics, like, ‘You guys gotta go to the tanning bed!’ They made me fix my teeth and work out and be sexy. Be sexy, how do I do that? ‘Go to the gym!’ Running in the gym and putting oil on my body and stuff, and it just turned out to be a long-form version of one of those male topless calendars, in a garage, carrying a tire, kind of greased up. Michael had a vision of a glistening male torso in the oil, and he was like, ‘That’s going to go in the trailer and sell tickets!’ And you know, what can you say? We could have made, I think, 400 Chasing Amys for what we made Armageddon for,” he said.

“It’s funny because that’s the one movie of mine that my kids have watched and they’ll kind of all admit to liking, even though they relentlessly mock it and me. ‘What are you, driving a tank on the moon?’ But they had fun, you know what I mean? They won’t even watch The Town. So there you have it.”

Find out what he said about his romance with Jennifer Lopez after Gigli.

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