It’s about time Ben Affleck broke the sound of silence. Literally.
Remember the viral Sad Affleck meme that left everyone in splits? If you missed it, here’s what happened. Ben Affleck and his co-star Henry Cavill were promoting their film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last year.
When an interviewer questioned the duo about the reviews, Henry took the lead while Ben sat in silence, sadly gazing into the void.
A fan remixed that portion of the interview and played Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” as the camera slowly zoomed in on Ben’s sad demeanor. Thus, giving birth to the Sad Affleck meme.
The video went viral, reaching over 22 million views before being taken down for copyright infringement. Oh, and the song climbed the Billboard charts.
Batman finally responded to the meme in an interview with BBC Radio 1: “It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it, that’s one thing I learned.” He has a sense of humor! You should smile often, Batman.
Kudos to Ben for taking the humor in stride. Watch the interview below, the hilarity starts at the 25 second mark. ~Marriska Fernandes