It turns out Ben Affleck was a child actor, and our heads are spinning
Ben Affleck appeared on The Tonight Show to promote his new film, The Accountant, and his interview definitely surprised us. While host Jimmy Fallon and the actor took some time out to delight us by performing plays written by kids, it’s the interview that was really the most informative.
Fallon mentioned that he had a clip of Affleck as a child actor, and we were like, “whaaaaat?!”
Apparently, Affleck’s character was traveling with his grandfather, a fisherman, and doing a lot of learning on the way. Honestly, this sounds so much like the plot of a Wes Anderson movie to us, we can’t even handle it.
The clip Jimmy Fallon showed is hilarious, mostly due to young Ben Affleck’s strooooong Boston accent. Fallon thinks so too, and the pair poke fun at it. (FYI, we’d love to see a video of Batman talking in an exaggerated Boston accent in case you’re bored in between takes of the upcoming Batman movie, Ben.)
It sounds like Affleck’s mom really kept him grounded; that, and potentially the fact that the series wasn’t hugely popular – it ran for only 13 episodes in 1984. Either way, the clip of young Ben Affleck acting is ADORABLE and we’re so glad we know it exists.