Ben Affleck on writing his own sex scenes: ‘otherwise, Why go direct?’


The director and star has its advantages! Ben Affleck got candid about “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday when asked about both the director and the leading role in his new gangster film “Live By Night.”

The Oscar-winner admitted, “If you do all that, it is hard to avoid the debt!” says he thinks that the people him “a little more credit,” that he is now also directing.

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“But the people still have no respect for me!” he joked.

Despite this, the two roles certainly comes with its own benefits. British host Graham Norton pointed out that Affleck had multiple sex scenes for herself in the film.

“Otherwise, why in the lead?” he joked. “That’s the whole point!”

Affleck co-stars alongside Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Elle Fanning in the action movie.

And he’s not the only Affleck brother is currently experiencing success. Ben’s younger brother Casey Affleck, recently picked up his first Golden Globe for his role in “Manchester By the Sea” and is already Oscar-buzz.

“When I got the Oscar, I thanked everyone, including Casey, who I called a ‘genius’, and he thanked everyone except me. I wish him much good now!” Ben joked on the show.

But when the “Argo” star spoke to ET ‘ s Carly Steel this week he had nothing but praise for his brother.

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“The overwhelming feeling I had last night, watching my brother win, and to believe in him for so long and to know how talented he is… it was the most memorable experience in my life,” Ben gushed to ET. “I’m excited. I wish him the best, but already what he has done is great.”

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