How Matt Damon and The Last Duel convinced Ben Affleck to continue filming

“He made me understand that I now had to make films that would bring me joy.”

Ben Affleck had bottomed out after the catastrophic experience Justice League. In full promotion of Tender Bar, the new Clooney, the actor confides to the American press how this filming undermined him. So much so that he thought he would not pursue his career under these conditions. But his friend Matt Damon has been able to restore his faith in the profession and a taste for the 7th art.

“He played a key role after Justice League for me”, reveals Ben Affleck at Entertainment Weekly.He had a major influence on my decisions “, he says, explaining that he has now decided to choose his projects carefully:

I had a really terrible experience on Justice League (la version de Joss Whedon) for many different reasons. I don’t want to blame anyone, a lot has happened. But in reality, at the end of the day, I was not happy. I didn’t like being there. I didn’t think this movie was interesting. And then some really shitty things, awful things happened. So at that point, I thought to myself that I didn’t want to do that anymore. “

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In the midst of cinematic doubt, at a crossroads in her personal and professional life, the Hollywood star turned to her best friend, her lifelong buddy: “I talked to Matt about it and he was a good influence. He made me understand that I now had to make films that would bring me joy. So we then started working on The Last Duel! And I had fun everyday on this movie. I was not the star, my character was not likable. I was a bad guy. I wasn’t everything I thought I was supposed to be when I started this job. And yet it was a wonderful experience. “

let’s remember that Ben Affleck co-wrote The Last Duel with Matt Damon and Nicole Holofcener. In Ridley Scott’s feature film, he played Count Pierre d’Alençon. In the process, he still agreed to come back to play Batman in The Flash. But I promise, this time it went well!

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