Popular actor Ben Affleck has been featured in viral memes recently after his appearance at the Grammys. Despite of that, he revealed that he had “a good time at the Grammys” — and he took note of those claiming he appeared drunk at the award show.
Ben Affleck appeared to be drunk
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Air actor/director, 50, reacted to his facial expressions in the audience of the Grammy Awards in February becoming social media fodder, viewers assuming he was bored at the event, where he accompanied wife Jennifer Lopez.
“No. I had a good time at the Grammys. My wife was going, and I thought, ‘Well, there’ll be good music. It might be fun.’ At movie award shows, it’s speeches and, like, sound-mixing webinars. But I thought this would be fun,” said Affleck.
Of the moments caught on camera, the star said:
“I saw [host Trevor Noah approach] and I was like, ‘Oh, God.’ They were framing us in this shot, but I didn’t know they were rolling. I leaned into her and I was like, ‘As soon they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.’ She goes, ‘You better f—ing not leave.’ That’s a husband-and-wife thing.”
He called the music awards show his “wife’s work event” and admitted he has, in the past, “gone to events and been pissed off. I’ve gone and been bored. I’ve gone to award shows and been drunk, a bunch. Nobody ever once said I’m drunk.”
But at the recent Grammys, however, “they were like, ‘He’s drunk,'” said Affleck, who has previously been open about his sobriety. “And I thought, that’s interesting. That raises a whole other thing about whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion, but there is still a tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting. I do think it disincentivizes people from making their lives better.”