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14Ben Affleck Did an Entire Interview About J. Lo

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Before I even try to discuss this interview with you (which, to be honest, is pretty self-explanatory if you simply read the headline, as it’s basically all about Ben Affleck‘s relationship with Jennifer Lopez, or, you know, The High Point of Ben Affleck’s Career), I have to ask you something: is it me (and it very well could be; I made my Thanksgiving grocery shopping list a few minutes ago and my eyes are still all f-cked up and agog at how long the bitch is) or does Ben Affleck kind of look like what Fred Flintstone would look like if a) Fred Flintstone were a person and b) Fred Flintstone were twenty pounds thinner than Fred Flintstone normally is? Because I look at the photo above, in particular, and all I can think is FRED FLINTSTONE FRED FLINTSTONE FRED FLINTSTONE. And it’s kind of crazy, to be honest. FLINTSTONES. MEET THE FLINTSTONES. Damn. Sorry about that.

Anyway, here’s the part that you probably care about, because it’s the reason you skimmed through all of the Flintstones nonsense (THEY’RE THE MODERN STONE-AGE FAMILY) to get to this point.

Here’s Ben Affleck, to GQ, on how people hated him when he dated J. Lo:

“At the time, I knew on some level, ‘This is insane,’ What was that guy’s name who killed his wife and dumped her off the side of a boat? Peterson. I remember thinking he actually gets slightly better treatment than I do in the press. At least they had to say ‘alleged killer.’ Unfortunately there’s an aspect of that that’s like one of those fights you see on YouTube where one of them falls down and then a bunch of people who were standing around come over and kick the person. They don’t know them, they have no involvement in the fight, but they recognize a moment that they can get a free shot in, and for some people it’s just too much to resist. And that was definitely me at that point. I was the guy. I was the designated person to loathe.”

Yawn. Yes, everybody hated Ben Affleck just because he was sleeping with Jennifer Lopez. I’m sure it totally had nothing to do with the smug smarminess emanating from Ben that Ben himself was oblivious to.

Moving on—Ben comparing Jennifer Lopez and her massive fame to test-driving a luxury car:

“There were ways I did contribute to it, still kind of naively. Like these car dealerships would often say, ‘Hey, do you want to drive around a car? Go take it as long as you like. You can drive this Rolls-Royce for nothing, for free.’ The Boston kid in me thought, ‘This is great! What a deal! I can just drive this car around. Let my friends drive it.’ But then this image of a young guy in a Rolls-Royce was very off-putting to people. Probably be off-putting to me now if I saw it. And I didn’t quite have the wherewithal to be smart about that at the time.”

“Let my friends drive it”? I sure hope he’s kidding about that bit.

And last, how Ben Affleck recovered from the beating he took from the public after test-driving the very sleek, very hot luxury car that ultimately ended up with a younger, hipper driver who’s an undeniably better dancer:

“I think I just ran away. You can only handle so much. I moved for a while to this place in Georgia that I have, was able to get away, by and large, from stuff. Come up with a plan for how to do something with my life that doesn’t put me in the crosshairs of this sort of thing.”

So. Who out of you *still* dislikes Ben Affleck for his smug, smarmy disposition? Because I know that I’m still part of that club, and it didn’t even take a relationship with Jennifer Lopez to put me there.

November 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Filed Under: Ben Affleck

14 Responses to “Ben Affleck Did an Entire Interview About J. Lo”

  1. Kimcheee says:

    I remember when women thought Affleck was HOOOOTTTTT. I’m glad the world came back to it’s senses.

  2. CranAppleSnapple says:

    Haahaha You’re funny Sarah! Maybe it’s because when he talks he may as well just be chanting “Fred Flintstone” over and over. :)

  3. CranAppleSnapple says:

    “Come up with a plan for how to do something with my life that doesn’t put me in the crosshairs of this sort of thing.”

    Oh sweet! So he married that homely pathetic clingy girl?! What the hell Ben, do you even think before you talk?!
    Side note, I DON’T think JGarner is any of those things.

  4. Liz says:

    Reasons why Ben Flinstone will forever be a twat: 1) comparing ANY woman to a car – really? 2) alluding to “sharing said woman/car with friends; 3) giving an article all about himself & an exgirlfriend without so much as a single positive thing about his current wife & mother of his three kids???? JG has a free pass to rip his balls off & allow her friends to take turns kicking him in the spirit of “sharing”; 4) making me feel sorry for JLo; 5) blatant disregard for socks. He screams smelly feet.

  5. epic says:

    are you that deluded? hating on ben affleck is so 2002 move on you waste of space, @kimcheee, jealousy is a very ugly state of being

  6. lana says:

    Meh. I don´t think he was refering to JLo when he said that car stuff, I think he was talking about the famewhoring that came with dating her. Maybe he was in for the ride (and loved it, and even encouraged it), and then realized it was just too much for him to handle or out of his league, who knows.

    • ltc says:

      agree completely, Lana!

      ps – I never really found him attractive (I was a Matt Damon gal) until Argo! Something about the beard and shaggy hair totally did it for me. Weird.

      • lana says:

        I haven´t seen it yet, so I still don´t find him attractive at all, Lol. I’m planning on seeing it this week and I´ll let you know if it makes me change my mind about his big face :)

  7. lana says:

    Meh. I don´t think he was refering to JLo when he said that car stuff. I think he was talking about the famewhoring that came with dating her. Maybe he was in for the ride (and loved it, and even encouraged it), and then realized it was just too much for him to handle (when it all backfired in their faces) or maybe the whole thing was way out of his league, who knows.

  8. Madame X says:

    No, he doesn’t resemble Fred Flintstone. His stylist for that photo shoot just failed. Now. Lose the ugly light color of that too tight suit, don’t draw attention to sockless male feet, dye his effin hair to subtract 10 years off him, and if he is gettin his fo-head Botoxed he needs to ease up because that causes already heavy brow people to get franken-foreheads since it atrophies the muscles and worsens forehead wrinkles/worry lines.

    Other than that, I bet all the boring sh!t the interviewer was luring him into answering was probably ‘edited’ plenty and maybe taken out of context as many interviewers do to assist in hyping it more. Overall Ben still has above average male looks.

  9. Dizzy says:

    I had to work for him and he is a dxxxk.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I think it is odd that he name-checked Scott Peterson. They look exactly alike, IMO.
    If he can’t look at his beautiful wife and kids and know for sure that he made the right choice, he’s a tool. JLo, for her part, is still doing primarily the same things. So there’s your option. If you were tired of her back then, you’d be tired of her now.

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