Ben Affleck is reminiscing about his early profession within the sport’s film “School Ties,” and the way his new film, “The Way Back,” wherein he performs a basketball coach, reminds him of that point in his life.
“I used to be one of the gamers on the soccer staff,” Affleck, 47, instructed reporters, together with New York Post’s “Big Apple Buckets” podcast, throughout a latest press occasion.
He added of his small position within the 1992 film, “Some days, you simply confirmed up and also you have been mainly within the background and we needed to memorize the soccer performs. I used to be the guard, the left guard. It was an disagreeable expertise, it was mainly simply blocking somebody.”
Affleck defined that the highschool basketball staff in his new film reminds him of filming “School Ties” and starring alongside Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O’Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp.
“I mentioned, ‘God, these guys remind me of us,’” he mentioned, including, “I nonetheless bear in mind each particular person and I bear in mind having that feeling of…since you’d all be going up for a similar films and the identical reveals, so you have got this camaraderie, however there’s a bit bit of competitors.”
“I used to be like, ‘This is so nice, this looks like “School Ties,”‘ and Matt [Damon] mentioned, ‘Yeah, that makes you Kevin Tighe.’ Yes it does, I’m the coach now,” Affleck laughed.
To hear extra from the interview with Affleck, take heed to “Big Apple Buckets,” a New York Post podcast, on Tuesday.