Ben Affleck Shares How His Divorce from Jennifer Garner Has Helped Him Become a Better Actor


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Ben Affleck is opening up concerning the life experiences that he says made him a greater actor.

In a current interview with The Hollywood Reporter for his or her Actor Roundtable sequence, the 48-year-old actor spoke candidly concerning the real-life experiences that formed his profession, together with having youngsters and his divorce from his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

Speaking about his 2020 movie, The Way Back, Affleck mentioned, “For me, the movie was much more about the fact that — whether it’s having lived enough years, having seen enough ups and downs, having had children and divorce — I’m at a point now in my life where I have sufficient life experience to bring to a role to make it really interesting for me.”

Those experiences, Affleck famous, helped to form him into a greater actor, whereas additionally making his chosen profession path a extra fascinating one.

“Growing older and having had more intense and meaningful personal experiences has made acting much more interesting for me and in turn made me drawn to the kinds of movies that are about people who are flawed,” he added.

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Last 12 months, whereas selling The Way Back, Affleck beforehand sat down with Good Morning Americas Diane Sawyer to debate his street to sobriety and public divorce from Garner, additionally 48.

After displaying the pre-recorded interview with Affleck, Sawyer, 75, learn aloud a public thanks that he made about his ex-wife. “What I want to say publicly and privately is, ‘Thank you. Thank you for being thoughtful, considerate, responsible, and a great mom and person,’” Sawyer learn.

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During the interview, Affleck admitted that he by no means thought his battle with habit would end in his and Garner’s divorce.

“I didn’t want to get divorced, I didn’t want to be a divorced person, I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children,” he shared on the time. “It upset me because it meant I wasn’t who I thought I was and that was so painful and so disappointing. In myself.”

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Ever since their marriage ended, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have all the time made it a degree to be united for his or her three youngsters

Affleck and Garner introduced their separation in June 2015 and settled their divorce in October 2018.

The two first began relationship in 2004 and married the following 12 months, later welcoming three youngsters: daughters Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and son Samuel, 8.

Affleck has beforehand been open about his habit and break up from Garner. In a 2020 interview with The New York Times, the actor admitted, “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce.”

“Shame is really toxic,” he continued. “There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.”

“I drank relatively normally for a long time,” he informed the outlet. “What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”