News | Entertainment
24 Jan 2022 23:11
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Ben Affleck says his experience shooting 'Justice League' was "awful"

    The 49-year-old actor - who starred as Batman in the 2017 DC superhero film - opened up about his time acting in the blockbuster, noting that his turbulent personal life made for the "worst experience".


    He said: "It was really 'Justice League' that was the nadir for me. That was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas and then [director] Zack [Snyder's] personal tragedy and the reshooting.

    "It just was the worst experience. It was awful."

    The Academy Award winner was married to fellow star Jennifer Garner at the time but the couple - who have Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, nine, together - had called it quits after 13 years together and were in the process of a divorce when Ben was shooting the superhero role.

    Speaking to the LA Times, he added: "It was everything that I didn't like about this. That became the moment where I said, 'I'm not doing this anymore.' It's not even about, like, 'Justice League was so bad'.

    Because it could have been anything."

    Ben - who was also set to direct and star in the title role of upcoming film 'The Batman' before being replaced by Robert Pattinson as Batman with Matt Reeves taking the reins - also spoke out about his decision to drop out of the picture completely.

    He explained: "I looked at it and thought, 'I'm not going to be happy doing this. The person who does this should love it.' You're supposed to always want these things, and I probably would have loved doing it at 32 or something.

    "But it was the point where I started to realise it's not worth it. It's just a wonderful benefit of reorienting and recalibrating your priorities that once it started being more about the experience, I felt more at ease."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     23 Jan: Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars for free – if he can say what he wants
     23 Jan: Joshua Jackson is to star in the upcoming 'Fatal Attraction' TV series
     23 Jan: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has urged people not to be “bystanders” to injustice and prejudice
     23 Jan: Dakota Johnson has claimed Jesse Eisenberg “didn’t acknowledge” her on the set of ‘The Social Network’
     23 Jan: Britney Spears has slammed her sister Jamie Lynn as "f***ing hateful" and a "selfish little brat" in a new post
     22 Jan: Andrew Garfield has said that Heath Ledger was a "gift to the world"
     22 Jan: Katie Price is building a "royal room" in her 'Mucky Mansion' designed by her terminally ill mother Amy
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The Crusaders are preparing for another financial "bruising" but closing their doors to fans to save money this season isn't an option for CEO Colin Mansbridge More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A warning New Zealand's steadily climbing petrol prices may not have peaked More...



     Today's News

    Accident and Emergency:
    Emergency services are responding to reports of an incident in Kumeu in which three people have been affected by carbon monoxide fumes in a tank which was being cleaned 21:52

    Law and Order:
    Police are yet to make any arrests, following the death of a 37-year-old woman in Christchurch 21:32

    Law and Order:
    two more high risk Omicron locations of interest have been published 21:12

    Education:
    All University of Auckland exams will be online this year, regardless of traffic light settings 19:02

    Law and Order:
    In Australia, a long-awaited inquest into the Whiskey a Go Go nightclub inferno has resumed in the Brisbane Coroners Court 18:32

    Business:
    A warning New Zealand's steadily climbing petrol prices may not have peaked 18:02

    Skiing:
    Nico Porteous can't believe what he managed to execute on the fourth and final run of the men's ski superpipe at the X-Games 17:52

    Law and Order:
    The man accused of abducting four year old Cleo Smith from a Western Australian campsite in October has pleaded guilty to child stealing 17:52

    Skiing:
    Back to back X-Games gold for Nico Porteous 17:12

    Health & Safety:
    An expert says she's delighted mask advice is being reviewed as Omicron arrives in the community 15:32


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd