Ben Affleck, who reportedly got dumped recently by his 32-year-old actress girlfriend Ana de Armas (we know this because they haven’t done any of their paparazzi walks together since November), recently said he wishes he wasn’t famous.
[insert groaning sound here]
During his appearance on The Hollywood Reporter podcast Awards Chatter, Affleck told a story about… something.
“I remember this guy Rick McCallum, he was the producer of the middle three Star Wars movies,” said Affleck. “He did an interview at that time where [somebody brought up] Anakin Skywaker [murdering] Jedi children. He said ‘Ben Affleck, he killed children.’ To be so cavalier to say that about anybody you don’t know. It’s not even an indictment of him, I don’t care about him. It’s just demonstrative [that] once it becomes cool to make fun of somebody then everybody makes fun of them. I remember high school fights… all of a sudden five other guys come over and kick somebody on the ground.
“I hate being famous. I don’t mind if I’m not famous. I want to get away from all this, I can’t stand it. I’d be happy to never be on another magazine again. I was actually in the very worst position you can be in in this business which is that you can sell magazines but not movie tickets.”
It’s a sad day in pop culture news. We’ll always have the quarantine pap walk photos! https://t.co/QrAou0Qz5X
— Brittny Pierre (@sleep2dream) January 18, 2021
I saw a Tiktok someone made recording Ben affleck and Ana de armas with their dog on a pap walk And I must say that they look very "natural" 🤣 being one of the worst PR couple pic.twitter.com/mro3wR0QRh
— ✬*ԑ̮̑ঙ¸Erika.★*´´☽ (@Erika_Stinkyp) October 29, 2020
if i see ana de armas and ben affleck do ONE MORE pap walk
— sally bowles (@diandrasdiandra) March 12, 2020
Affleck also tried to downplay the fact that he and whoever he is with constantly take walks for the paparazzi exposure.
“There’s always a story of the month,” said the 48-year-old actor and director. “Me dating Jennifer Lopez happened to be the tabloid story at the time when that business grew exponentially.
“Why in the world would I have wanted it? Why would I have sought that out? People are like ‘oh I see you out there in the paparazzi… pictures.’
“‘Yes I left my house and took out the trash.’
“‘No you’re taking a pap walk.’ As if [when] you leave your house you’re only doing so in the hope that you could end up the sixth item in the Daily Mail. It’s absurd.”
Ermmmm.... not the taking trash ones specifically... there are so many of them that look completely like a pap walk.— Morgan loves flowers. (@morganbradleys) January 14, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) January 18, 2021
Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck have called it quits after nearly a year together.
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdatesBU) January 18, 2021
The time has come to confirm that Ana de Armas & Ben Affleck have called it quits after nearly a year together as a couple. BenAna is no more. pic.twitter.com/Q8tEU6mY4f
— Ana de Armas Updates (@ArmasUpdates) January 18, 2021
Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck – Driving Ben’s Electric Harley Davidson in Brentwood pic.twitter.com/eajGwfD6ki
— Celerity World (@WorldCelerity) January 12, 2021
— PopCulture.com (@PopCulture) January 18, 2021
ana de armas and ben affleck finished, i guess the joke stopped being funny ben😞 pic.twitter.com/WHjBv7xdKN
— Valentine (@elementalyon) January 18, 2021
The way people talk about Ben Affleck in every tweet about his break up with Ana de Armas.🙄
Just because u don’t like him that doesn’t give you the right to say he was bad for Ana and she is now better without him.
Why you hate him when you don’t even know him? pic.twitter.com/DgpzsR9cjr
— sergio-el (@sergioees) January 18, 2021
I’m really gonna miss seeing these two kids together.