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Ben Affleck Shares 'Brilliant' Way Jennifer Lopez Helped Him with New Movie 'AIR'

Ben Affleck Shares 'Brilliant' Way Jennifer Lopez Helped Him with New Movie 'AIR'

Ben Affleck is opening up about his new movie AIR.

The movie reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.

Along with directing AIR, Ben, 50, also stars in it alongside Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, and Viola Davis.

In a new interview, Ben shared the “brilliant” way wife Jennifer Lopez impacted the movie.

Keep reading to find out more…

“Oh my God, she’s brilliant. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the way fashion evolves through the culture as a confluence of music, sports, entertainment and dance,” Ben gushed to The Hollywood Reporter. “She helped me in talking about the way in which a part of the reason why Jordans were so meaningful is because culture and style in America is 90 percent driven by Black culture.”

“Black culture has historically pioneered music, dance, fashion, and it’s then been stolen, appropriated, remarketed as Elvis or whatever,” Ben continued. “And in this case, [Nike], a white-run corporate entity, was starting to do business with African American athletes in an identity affiliation sales thing.”

He concluded, “They were really taking value from what Michael Jordan represents and who he is. I don’t think the meaning can be overstated. They’re going to switch from ‘Hey, guys, we are a nice shoe,’ to ‘If Mike has it, you want it.’”

AIR hits theaters on April 5 – watch the trailer here!

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