Remember Ben Affleck's gay kiss in Chasing Amy? You know, the part where his character, a straight man, shares a peck on the lips with his best friend, a gay man? Well, if memory serves director Kevin Smith correctly, Ben thought that was a major turning point in his acting career.
Try getting raped in a scene. Also, grow up Ben. Also, you think us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss?
In a Facebook Live videohe apologied for telling the story, which he said he had told "a zillion times" since the film's first press tour and most recently during a 20th anniversary screening of it at Los Angeles's Outfest LGBT film festival last weekend. During the video, he underscored that the comments were made in the s and young Ben Affleck was when he made the remarks, for which many, most notably Evan Rachel Woodtook the actor to task. But he could've, he was in his 20s.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Harvey Weinstein collaborators who often found themselves on the wrong side of the MeToo shake-up of American culture, are trying to right their past wrongs by announcing that they will add inclusion riders to contracts for their film company projects. In the announcement DiGiovanni also referred to actor Michael B. Their reputations were badly tarnished by their association with Harvey Weinstein and what was perceived as their tone-deaf responses to MeToo efforts to denounce a Hollywood culture that has long enabled sexual misconduct and gender inequality.
Ben Affleck's on-screen lip lock with Jason Lee in "Chasing Amy" apparently made him a real thespian. After a falling out between the friends, Affleck's character tries to patch the various relationships by suggesting a threesome, including planting a kiss on his best friend. In15 years after the movie, Affleck told the New York Times that he regretted how he handled the scene.
That was, until the internet brought to light an ignorant comment made by Ben Affleck 20 years ago regarding the subject of heterosexual actors kissing co-stars of the same sex. It all started on Saturday when Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith revealed to a LGBTI film festival audience at the 20th anniversary screening of the comedy that one of the film's leading actors, Ben Affleck, was initially apprehensive about kissing his co-star, Jason Lee. Recounting the moment, Smith reveals Affleck had told him that 'a man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face' and that following the scene, the now year-old Oscar-winner Ben joked, 'now, I'm a serious actor'.
Evan Rachel Wood was not sympathetic about comments Ben Affleck made about filming a gay kiss 20 years ago. I have deleted the thread because of the sickening things people have written in response. I dont want to give that kind of hatred a place.
He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused and various Kevin Smith films, including Mallrats Chasing Amy and Dogma He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the drama Armageddonthe romantic comedy Forces of Naturethe war drama Pearl Harborand the spy thriller The Sum of All Fears After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli bothAffleck received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the noir biopic Hollywoodland His directorial debut, Gone Baby Gonewhich he also co-wrote, was well received.
While Ben Affleck has had some documented difficulties making love last in the romance department over the years, his relationship with Matt Damon has seemingly never wavered. The two thesps rose to fame together thanks to their work on Good Will Huntingwhich won them a shared Oscar for best screenplay, and they've remained best buddies ever since. Their journey to lifelong friendship and allegiance to one another began long before they were thrust into the mainstream, so let's take a look at how Affleck and Damon became such a power or as their fellow Red Sox fans might say, "pahwah" couple in Hollywood.