In a new interview with Details to promote his upcoming film Argo that actually looks awesome, Ben Affleck starts talking about the craziness of the Good Will Hunting days and inadvertently shares an anecdote about being alone in a car with Blake Lively while filming The Town which is right around the time she started taking naked pictures of herself that ended up leaked online last year:
I started to realize that people conflated us, or particularly me, with the characters. People assumed that I was the amiable, dim-witted friend, right? [Laughs] Which wasn’t exactly what I was going for! Matt and I have had a friendship for 25 years. We don’t get wound up about that stuff. You learn to roll your eyes.
When I was doing The Town, I’d tour the actors around Boston. I was with Blake [Lively], and I saw Matt’s childhood home. And I said, “Oh yeah, that’s where Matt grew up.” And she said, “Who?” And I said, “Matt Damon.” And she said, “Oh my God! You know Jason Bourne?!” She really didn’t know. And I thought, “There it is. The first age of people who are adults who missed the whole Matt-and-Ben propaganda campaign!” Mostly, it just made me feel old.
So Ben Affleck was in a car with Blake Lively who was completely gushing over the fact he knows Matt Damon, and we’re supposed to think he didn’t have sex with her? Wow. Even Jennifer Garner read this and went, “Dude, if you didn’t hit that, you’re an idiot.” Which is a joke, of course, because he’s dead now. Ben Affleck’s dead. “Death by 80 different flavors of karate to the dick,” I believe the coroner said.