How Jennifer Garner Helped Save Ben Affleck’s New Movie
In October, the actor fell off the wagon. Footage of him having a look intoxicated outdoor a Halloween birthday celebration went viral. Affleck, who nearly passed through 3 rehab stints during the last 17 years, once more sought remedy. He has spoken about his restoration in press interviews for The Way Back, by which he performs a former basketball celebrity and previous alcoholic who hopes for a comeback along with his new process as a basketball trainer.
“Just as we started prepping the movie, Ben Affleck fell off the wagon,” director Gavin O’Connor instructed 34th Street mag in an up to date interview. “So he ended up going to rehab, and I didn’t know if the movie was over. The studio certainly thought the movie was over. His ex-wife Jennifer Garner called me up and told me that when he went to rehab, he took a basketball with him. She said, ‘Gavin, he’s asking you, please don’t pull the plug on the movie, he really wants to do this.'”
The Way Back is about for free up on Friday, March 6, and has won most commonly certain critiques from critics.
Garner and Affleck, who percentage 3 youngsters, introduced their separation in 2015 and finalized a divorce in 2018, a couple of months after she staged an intervention that resulted in his earlier rehab stint.
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“The biggest regret of my life is this divorce,” he persevered. “Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing. It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures— the relapses—and beat myself up. I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”
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