Ben Affleck: Jennifer Garner keeps me calm

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Ben Affleck says Jennifer Garner helps him when he’s scared by new projects. Despite forging an impressive career as an actor and filmmaker – winning multiple awards for his movie Argo, which was awarded Best Picture at the Oscars – the star still gets a feeling of ”terror” he’s going to mess it all up. He said: ”That terror when I’m about to start something can be motivating. It helps me kick my ass into gear, because I think, ‘Oh my God, I’m gonna ruin this movie, I’m gonna not know what to do.’ That’s definitely a good, driving factor for me. My theory is that once you lose that, you’re kind of going downhill … [But] it’s very trying for my wife. She’s incredibly

supportive and kind and patient with this, but I’ll get into this thing of like, ‘Oh my God, it’s a f***ing disaster.’ ”

Thankfully, his wife is a calming influence. He told the Sunday Times newspaper’s Culture magazine: ”She’ll just say, ‘You said this on the last movie. You said it on the movie before. This is the point at which you go in there and listen to one song over and over again, and rewrite the scenes you don’t like’. Then it’s almost embarrassing, because she’s so on the money.”

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  1. Kris • September 15, 2014 @ 1:56 PM

    Seems like they balance each other well. Power to them.

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