Ben Affleck Said Some Dumb Shit, And Evan Rachel Wood Called Him Out On It… A Teensy Bit Late…

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Ben Affleck has been quoted as saying:

“A man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face.”

Ugh, right?

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When Evan Rachel Wood saw that in a headline on Tuesday, she snapped at the Justice League star, tweeting:


Preach!

The thing is though, Ben probably has grown up since the remark. Since he said it over 20 years ago.

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See, the quote was relayed over the weekend by Kevin Smith at Los Angeles’ Outfest, in which he was discussing the filming of the LGBT-friendly indie comedy Chasing Amy on its 20 year anniversary.

The writer-director was sharing the story of how his pals Affleck and Jason Lee were both trepidatious about the scene in which they share a kiss, and how that was a common attitude back then.

So yeah, 24-year-old Ben Affleck does sound like kind of a dipshit. Thankfully, he seems to have a much more progressive attitude these days.

P.S. Wood has since acknowledged the timing, but stands firm in her commentary:

[Image via Greg Doherty/Apega/WENN.]

Jul 18, 2017 7:42pm PDT

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