Paranoid much, Ben Affleck?
Director Kevin Smith recently opened up about how he bought the actor's old Hollywood home, and spilled the deets on some of the unusual accommodations it ended up providing!
"I bought Ben Affleck's house in 2003. But when we first came out here two years before, he was having a BBQ with a bunch of people – he was very proud, showing off the house. Rightfully so, it’s a gorgeous house. I’ve constantly benefited from Ben Affleck’s excellent taste. So he’s showing us around and says, 'I can’t wait to show you this, when I was building this, I knew you’d love it. Come with me to my bedroom.' Naturally I thought, 'I’m finally going to have sex with Ben Affleck [laughs] Excellent.' He brings me into this office off the master bedroom, which is now my master bedroom. And in this office is a beautiful bookcase and he says, watch this. He reaches over and under the bookshelf there is a hidden button *click* and the bookshelf pushes back, Batman style. At that point I fully expected Ben to say, 'lets go fight crime in Los Angeles!' But it wasn’t – he says, 'dude I built a panic room!' I couldn’t wait to go into it, I was expecting The Bat Cave. It was literally a 2×2 room. It was tiny. It might have been a small bathroom back in the day. The panic room had a safe in it, a video monitor and a phone so in case someone came you could hide in there. From the outside, it was very Hollywood. It was astounding. The moment you got inside…it’s not what you’re hoping for from Ben Affleck’s secret room. There is not a staircase that leads you down to a ski boat that takes you onto the bay. We don’t even use it any more – it's filled with our kids old Christmas gifts. Plus, no one’s panicked in this house. No one’s trying to come in here and steal me. I’m not Ben Affleck."
LOLs! We doubt anyone was trying to steal him either, bb!
But HIGHlarious story!
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