“He took it very seriously”: Ben Affleck Reveals Best Friend Matt Damon Was Jealous of Him When DC Star Got His First TV Role

"He took it very seriously": Ben Affleck Reveals Best Friend Matt Damon Was Jealous of Him When DC Star Got His First TV Role
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been very close friends for a long time. The duo, who met at a very young age, have maintained their friendship even after making it big in the film industry. They have also featured and worked on multiple films together, including the recently released drama Air. While they usually don’t have anything against each other, the Batman actor once shared about a time when his best friend was really jealous of him.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

During his appearance on the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Affleck opened up about the time The Martian star envied him after he landed a part in a show.

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Young Matt Damon Got Jealous of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have remained close friends and speak highly of each other whenever got the opportunity. The Oscar winner has appreciated his friend, Matt Damon, multiple times for his work ethic and ability to stay grounded despite his fame and success.

Ben Affleck in The Way Back
Ben Affleck

The Jason Bourne star has also called him a “fantastic director” and has praised him for his work as an actor. However, when The Town star joined his friend’s rival Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night show, he recalled the time Damon was envious of him. He shared that he has been friends with the Interstellar actor since he was 8 years old.

Both of them were very passionate about acting, and Affleck’s friend was furious when he landed an acting role before him. He said, “I got a job on TV. Like a PBS, cheesy educational show for kids.” While he said that it was “kind of lame,” it was enough to make his friend “boil with envy” and “burn with rage.”

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

The Gone Girl actor shares Damon has always been very serious about acting. So, he was upset when he got an acting job before him. “He wanted to be an actor very much. He took it very seriously,” he said. And Affleck did not stop with a single story.

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Matt Damon’s Advice to a Freshman Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck also shared that he received advice from Matt Damon when they were in high school. He shared that he was a freshman and went to audition for a play, where he met his actor friend again. And with his explanation, it seems Damon was still upset over the role Affleck was offered earlier.

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The Dawn of Justice star shared that Damon eyed him with a snarky look as he walked up to him and said, “Let me give you a little advice.” After this, the Elysium actor told him that things might not work out for him there as it wasn’t TV, “where you get by your looks and your haircut.” Damon then told him that Affleck might not have a chance as it was all about talent. “This is about talent. This is the theatre,” he told Affleck and walked away.

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Source: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.