Ben Affleck shares the first positive review from his biggest and most lovable fan
Ben Affleck has officially won over his harshest critic — and his baby daughter.
The Oscar-winning actor admitted on Friday on the red carpet for his latest film, Hypnotic, that he finally got his family’s approval. Affleck, who has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, said the thriller got him the first positive review.
“My kids make fun of me all the time and don’t watch any of my movies, but I showed them some clips and my daughter was like, ‘That actually looks kind of interesting!'” Affleck told ET. “So I thought that was the best rating I could get.”
Affleck added that he hopes others will be just as excited and “really enjoyed the film.” Robert Rodriguez’s film centers on a detective who pursues his kidnapped daughter only to uncover a secret government brainwashing project.
“He really wanted to do some kind of tribute to him [Alfred] Hitchcock,” Affleck told ET of Rodriguez. “He wanted to make this film like the classic Hitchcock films – to sort of make the concept and direction the special effects.”
Rodriguez, who emerged as an independent filmmaker in the early 1990s, has since directed major genre films such as The Faculty (1998), Sin City (2005) and the Spy Kids series. have his films allegedly grossed over $1.5 billion in total.
Affleck announced last month that he recently starred two of his children in Good Will Hunting, which earned him and co-writer Matt Damon an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1998 — and established his enduring image as a working class Bostonian.
“It was interesting for me to watch them watch the film and see how different their childhood was from my childhood.” he told the Hollywood Reporter“And wondering how that must feel to them and how far removed they are from their lives and their reality.”
While it’s unclear which daughter he showed “Hypnotic,” Affleck told THR that his young “Good Will Hunting” fans are “engaged and interested” in the coming-of-age drama — and that it’s “probably that.” most enjoyable” experience of my life.”
On Friday, however, the former “Batman” star focused on his latest film. Affleck, who said Rodriguez had a “bold style,” told ET the thriller exemplified “old-fashioned filmmaking” and “relyed on the story.” Meanwhile, Garner recently said her kids are over their parents.
“They don’t mind looking after their father, but they kind of want me to be their mother.” Garner told Allure earlier this week. “They don’t want me to be upset and women cry more at what we do. And they don’t really want to see me in a romantic thing.”