Ben Affleck explains why he avoided working with Matt Damon
Ben Affleck recently revealed why he stopped working with Matt Damon over the years after the company’s success Goodwill hunting in 1998.
In a new interview with The Hollywood ReporterTHE Pearl Harbor star shared, “We fell prey to this idea, ‘Well, if you don’t individualize your careers and do your own thing, people will always associate you. It will be limiting.
“That’s the advice we got,” said the missing girl actor.
Affleck said, “And also just based on the fact that our goal was to work as actors.”
Explaining the reason, Affleck remarked, “The motivation behind creating Good Will Hunting was to serve as an acting reel so they could get acting jobs and not because we wanted to be writers.”
“So when we had success and had the opportunity to make movies, we took them,” Affleck commented.
THE deep waters The actor said, “The phone can stop ringing at any time, especially where Matt and I grew up quite modestly.”
“It was almost irresponsible not to take a job where they were going to pay you a lot of money,” he added.
Apparently, Affleck and Damon co-founded a new production company, Artists Equity and Air is the first film from their company, which will be released in theaters on April 5th.
Elsewhere in the interview, Affleck also spoke about almost 40 years of friendship with Damon, adding, I trust and love him, and know he’s a man of integrity. In this business, failure is hard, and success is confusing and can make you lose your bearings.
“Having that friendship as a touchstone over the years was really meaningful,” he concluded.