[Gossip] Blake Lively Makes Ben Affleck Feel Old
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.15.2012
Affleck realizes the next generation of young people missed the Good Will Hunting campaign...
Details has a new magazine cover story and interview with actor, writer, and director Ben Affleck whose new movie, Argo, will soon be hitting theaters. In the interview, Affleck recounted a story of when he took actress Blake Lively in a tour around his hometown of Boston when they were shooting The Town and how it made him realize he was getting older.
According to Affleck: "When I was doing The Town, I'd tour the actors around Boston. I was with Blake, and I saw Matt's childhood home. And I said, 'Oh yeah, that's where Matt grew up.' And she said, 'Who?' And I said, 'Matt Damon." And she said, 'Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!' She really didn't know. And I thought, 'There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt-and-Ben propaganda campaign! Mostly, it just made me feel old."
Affleck recently turned 40 and Lively recently turned 25 which would make her around 10 or 11 when Good Will Hunting was out.
Affleck also added regarding his family: "Anytime you think, 'I'm wasting my time here,' the first thought you have is 'I could go home and be with my kids.' Now, you may go home and be with your kids and very quickly start thinking, 'I wonder what's on the work front?' Because running around after three kids is very trying. Now everything has to compete with being my family. I don't want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. So does my wife. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them."