Ben Affleck recently explained why he avoided working with Matt Damon for years after the successful venture. Good Will Hunting In 1998.
In a new interview The Hollywood Reporterthe Pearl Harbor The star shared: “We fell victim to this idea: ‘If you don’t personalize your career and do your own thing, people will always lump you in.’ This will be a limitation.’
“That was the advice we got,” he said The girl who left an actor.
Affleck noted, “It’s also a function of the fact that our goal is to work as an actor.”
Explaining why, Affleck noted, “The motivation for doing Good Will Hunting was not because we wanted to be writers, but to serve as an acting reel to get acting jobs.”
“So when we had success and opportunities to make movies, we took them,” Affleck explained.
The Deepwater actor said: “The phone can ring at any time, especially where Matt and I grew up very modestly.”
“It was almost irresponsible not to take a job where they pay you a lot of money,” he added.
Affleck and Damon have reportedly formed Artists Equity and a new production company Air It’s their company’s first film, which opens in theaters on April 5.
Elsewhere in the interview, Affleck talked about his nearly 40-year friendship with Damon, saying, “I trust him and I love him and I know he’s a man of integrity.” Failure in this business is difficult, and success can confuse you and cause you to lose your bearings.
“It’s been really meaningful to have that friendship as a pillar all these years,” he concluded.