Not the best! Ben Affleck funny recalled how he was thrown Buffy the Vampire Slayer – and said that his performance was “so bad” that he had to be dubbed in someone else’s voice.
“The most humiliating thing was one of my first roles, I got one line, I just moved to LA, I got a movie line and I played a basketball player. It was a short film called Buffy the Vampire SlayerAffleck, 50, shared during his speech on Thursday, April 13, on The Late Late Show with James Cordon, referring to the 1992 film that inspired the famous television series. “I was just playing basketball when a werewolf vampire ran through and I got scared because he’s scary and I say, ‘Get the ball! or something like that. And I thought my work was good. I felt it. I was genuinely scared.”
Justice League the star shared that he was asked to run the scene ‘several times’ but chalked it up to the director Fran Rubel Kuzui was “strict” until he went to watch the movie himself and realized that something was wrong.
“I went and watched the movie with my friends and I sounded very different,” he joked. “And I immediately realized that they re-recorded my lines. I was so bad, they needed me on stage, but the director said, “I can’t hear the voice anymore!” They had to pay someone to come and say, “Hey dude, get it.” Because apparently I couldn’t say it convincingly enough.”
Although it wasn’t the best moment, Affleck, who is currently promoting his latest film Airrevealed that he has a sense of humor about the incident and joked that the dub “sounds like Chris Tuckeras host James Corden played a clip from the movie.
The Massachusetts native who has since proven his talent in critically acclaimed films, including Good Will Hunting, Aggro, Dogma and much more – used to be calm about less impressive moments in films. In January 2022 he said Entertainment Weekly he was grateful for his role in the 2002 film Gigli – in which he starred opposite his now wife Jennifer Lopez — despite the fact that the romantic comedy flopped at the box office.
“It’s interesting that I learned more about directing this movie than anything else, because Marty (Brest) is a brilliant director, really gifted,” he explained. “Not that it was the worst… there are a bunch of terrible movies out there, and in terms of losing money, I’ve had five movies — at least! – who lost more money than Gigli It has.”
Shakespeare in love the star added that he is grateful for the film, which introduced him to the art of directing – and with 53-year-old Lopez. “If the reaction to Gigli if that hadn’t happened, I probably wouldn’t have ultimately decided, “I really have no other way but to make films,” which turned out to be the true love of my professional life,” he said. “So, in that sense, it’s a gift. And I met Jennifer, the relationship with which was very significant for me in my life.
The ‘Waiting for Tonight’ singer, for her part, joked about what she’d like to do Gigli continuation if possible. When asked who makes her laugh the most between takes during Vogue’s “73 Questions” in 2022, she replied: “My husband Ben.” (The couple were first linked in the early 2000s, got engaged in November 2022, but ended up splitting less than a year later. They rekindled their romance in 2021.)
The couple, who tied the knot in two separate ceremonies last year, have not worked together since they collaborated in 2004. Jersey girl but it is planned to unite for Unstoppable biopic produced by Affleck and a buddy Matt Damon production company, and Lopez will star.
At the moment, however, Marry me the actress helps her boyfriend backstage. In March, Affleck revealed that his wife helped him write the script. Airwhich tells the story Michael Jordan sneaker deal with Nike.
“She is gorgeous”, ET Lopez at the time. “(She) helps me in every way imaginable.”