Ben Affleck thanks Adam Driver for making him a hero in his son's eyes: ‘It meant the f**king world’

Ben Affleck thanks Adam Driver for making him a hero in his son's eyes: ‘It meant the f**king world’
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Ben Affleck may be a big name in the DC universe, but his eight-year-old son, Samuel Garner, has a different opinion. The Academy-award winning actor who appeared in the latest episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to promote his upcoming film ‘The Way Back’, shared a couple of interesting details about his son’s fascination with ‘Star Wars’ and how Adam Driver, who essays Kylo Ren in the movie, saved his birthday from turning a disaster. 

Ben told Kimmel that his son, when he was younger, thought all the movies his parents acted in were pretentious, except for ‘Star Wars’, which he believed was taking place in a different universe.

He further revealed that Samuel is a huge fan of Adam Driver’s character Ren and initially found it hard to believe when he learned that his father knew Adam personally. 

Ben went on to share that for one of Samuel’s birthdays, he had pre-planned a party and surprise presents, amid his busy schedule. However, when he arrived home, he realized that none of the presents had arrived. 

But being a good father that he is, Ben had met with Adam and got him to sign a picture of Ren as a surprise present for his son. Samuel was more than ecstatic on seeing it and Ben, to date, is grateful to Adam for saving his son’s birthday. 

Calling it an “incredibly special and moving moment,” Ben thanked Adam for making him a hero before his son. The actor couldn’t contain his excitement when he said: “It meant the f**king world to me”. 

Meanwhile, Ben talked at length about his admiration for Tom Brady and how he’s “childlike just with him tough”. He even joked being ever-ready to live with his favorite actor given a chance. 

‘The Way Back’ is a sports drama film that stars Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins and Janina Gavankar, with Ben Affleck in the lead role as Jack Cunningham. The film is set to release on March 6 across the United States.


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