Ben Affleck had a dream start in Hollywood. After playing inconspicuous supporting roles as a teenager for years, Affleck stepped onto the stage Chasing goodwill, for which the actor received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Critical Recognition for his supporting role as Chucky. For Affleck, it seemed to be on the rise. But then the actor’s personal life became the focus for sleazy tabloid stories of questionable veracity. In a new interview with THR Ben Affleck explained how his fall as a Hollywood A-lister made it much harder for him to reinvent his career.
“I kind of had to make it twice in business because I was getting so cold and not so cool and I had to completely reinvent my career. And it was more difficult [the second time] because before I even started at the start line I had to start a mile further back because socialmediagossips didn’t notice me, but [instead had] a negative one promoted by a truly ruthless and irresponsible tabloid press that only writes things that are not true. “
Early in his career, Affleck was often in the news for his relationship with ex-partner Jennifer Garner. Later years brought with it a debilitating phase of alcohol addiction that plagued his life, even when he won another Oscar for Argo. According to Affleck, it was the disappointing reception too Batman V. Supermanand subsequent build issues Justice League, coupled with a difficult personal life that caused a relapse into addiction.
“I started to drink too much during the Justice League period and it’s difficult to come to terms with, face it and deal with it. I’ve been sober for a while and I feel really good – as healthy and good as me. And the process of recovering from alcoholism has been really educational. I think it’s great for socialmediagossips who are not alcoholics, you know? Like, “Be honest. Have integrity. Take responsibility. Help others People. “It’s a good collection of things they teach you. It took me a while to get it – I’ve had a few slip-ups like most socialmediagossips – but I feel really good. If you knew how many actors, directors, and writers have been alcoholics or in some ways compulsive – I mean, it’s the most common thing in the world in Hollywood. I’ve worked with actors who showed up drunk! And it wasn’t me. Me drank alone in my living room and passed out like scotch. But I got sober. “
The actor is in better shape now than he has been in years. Not only does he seem to have a happy relationship with Ana de Armas, but Affleck will be back playing Batman lightning Solo film and his most recent small budget film The way back caused a sensation in price circles. Hopefully the next phase of Affleck’s personal and professional life will be his best yet. The Hollywood Reporter.