Last summer, when Ben Affleck was shooting The Town, he made a big no-no: he shut down several blocks of the busy North End district of Boston.
He came under a lot of fire for that one, as Bostonians didn't know what the hell to do with their cahs and they sat in a wicked lot of traffic. But now that the movie is about to hit theaters, Ben is hoping his hometown will forgive him and he has issue this apology in hopes that they would. He says:
"This movie is nothing if not a long apology to the people of the North End. When you're blocking up traffic, where we parked, how much we smashed, how much we burned the cars - it just got very, very hard to do. Then to make matters worse - it rained. So we kept postponing and postponing. We'd close all the streets and then we wouldn't be shooting. Now the North End is a great tourist destination and they're making a lot of money, so we're taking money out of people's wallets. Anyway, I'm sorry. I hope that they like it."
Not much of an apology if you ask us, but whatevah!
He's just lucky there wasn't a Red Sahx game on or something! Then there would have been riots!
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