Hollywood superstar Ben Affleck has spoken to the New York Times for an in-depth interview, covering his impending moment in the spotlight as Bruce Wayne in the much hyped Batman v Superman, as well as his ex-wife’s explosive Vanity Fair profile.
Affleck and Henry Cavill as Batman and Superman in Batman v Superman
Despite initially refusing to comment on Jennifer Garner’s interview, in which she detailed the reasons behind the breakdown of their marriage and subsequent divorce, Ben eventually conceded: “She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say ‘Look, I already talked about it – I don’t want to do it again.’” He added: “It’s fine, she’s allowed to talk about it.”
In the Vanity Fair profile, Jennifer said of Ben: “I’m still the only person that knows some of his truths,” as well as revealing “When his sun shines on you, you feel it. But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”
Ben told the New York Times that there “never seems like a great time to have your privacy invaded” and explains how the amount of attention he is currently receiving both personally and professionally is taking its toll.
On screen, the Acadamy Award-winner hopes to portray a different side to the iconic superhero when Batman v Superman is released on 25 March. “He’s more broken, not slick,” he said of his take on Batman. “He’s filling the hole in his soul with these increasingly morally questionable nighttime excursions – fighting crime as well as by being this playboy.”
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