Ben Affleck may be a total f**k-up in life, but he’s a father, and the man loves his kids. Affleck has been spending time in France filming a movie he co-wrote with Matt Damon called The Last Duel with Adam Driver. (Side note: I just ordered the book, because while it sounds problematic as hell, they’re co-writing it with Nicole Holofcener, and I trust her, so I am very curious.).
Anyway, as Affleck tells it on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, he specifically made arrangements to fly back from France to be in Los Angeles for his kid’s surprise birthday party. He managed to make it in time, but his birthday gifts did not. However, as an emotional Affleck tells it, Adam Driver saved the damn day, because Affleck’s son — who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Affleck’s celebrity — is obsessed with Star Wars and Kylo Ren, and the gift that Affleck managed to bring back from Driver made Affleck a hero to his son.
“It meant the f**king world to me,” Affleck says. “It meant so much.”
The story picks up at 7:35, but if you’re interested, the first seven minutes entail Kimmel and Affleck giving Matt Damon shit and then Kimmel giving Affleck shit over his crush on Tom Brady.
Affleck’s movie, The Way Back, opens on Friday.
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