Ben Affleck is a successful American actor, producer and screenwriter; that with the years of experience has managed to become a Hollywood star.
However, not all were successes in the artist’s career and, paradoxically, the project that he considered would be a success, turned into the worst failure of his professional life. It’s about “Gigli”, the movie he starred in with Jennifer Lopez 20 years ago when the two were a couple.
“It was depressing,” the actor confessed in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine.
“At that time I began to have a relationship with Jennifer Lopez, who sold a lot of magazines and seemed to generate a lot of enthusiasm, so in the film they took that idea: ‘They want a romantic comedy. They want the two to be together.’ It ended up like that famous sketch from the Saturday Night Live show – bad idea. ”
This unpleasant experience generated negative feelings in Affleck: “It created a lot of negative feelings from people about me. That feeling from people that I got to see was sad and harsh. It was depressing, it made me question certain things, feel disappointed and have many personal doubts. “, he indicated.
Despite the bad, the actor highlighted two great positive aspects of that difficult moment: he met JLo, with whom 20 years later he would try a love relationship again; and he realized that he not only wanted to be an actor, but also to direct and write.