Hollywood’s Ben Affleck says his divorce from Jennifer Garner, his ex-wife, made him a better actor.


Affleck spoke about the real-life experiences that shaped his career in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The 48 -year-old touched on the role he played in ‘The Way Back’, his 2020 film, where he had taken the character of an alcoholic.

Affleck noted that he drew on real-life experience from his time with Garner to take up the role which made him better.


The actor’s relationship with the Cuban-Spanish film star had hit the rock in January 2021 after Garner initiated a divorce from him.

“For me, the movie was much more about the fact that — whether it’s having lived enough years, having seen enough ups and downs, having had children and divorce — I’m at a point now in my life where I have sufficient life experience to bring to a role to make it really interesting for me,” Affleck said.

“Growing older and having had more intense and meaningful personal experiences have made acting more interesting for me and in turn made me drawn to the kinds of movies that are about people that are flawed.”


Affleck, who starred as Batman in the superhero film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (2016)’, has featured in several hit movies including ‘Armageddon’, ‘Pearl Harbor’, ‘The Sum of All Fears’ and ‘Changing Lanes.’

Armas, on the other hand, kickstarted her movie career as a teenager and came to the spotlight after playing the leading role in ‘Una rosa de Francia’, a romantic drama.

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