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“That will be limiting”: Ben Affleck Reveals Why He Stopped Working With Best Friend Matt Damon for Years as Actors Reunite for Upcoming ‘Air’

“That will be limiting”: Ben Affleck Reveals Why He Stopped Working With Best Friend Matt Damon for Years as Actors Reunite for Upcoming ‘Air’

Friendships from childhood that last till today hold a very special place in one’s heart. In Hollywood, there are many celebrity best friends who are with each other through thick and thin no matter what. One such special bond is between Ben Affleck & Matt Damon. The two of them know each other since they were kids. They had a dream to be a part of the Hollywood industry and make a name for themselves.

Affleck & Damon have worked together in various films as well. But at a certain point in their lives, they stopped working with each other to maintain their individuality in the industry.

The Reason Why Ben Affleck Didn’t Work With Matt Damon

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The famous duo has been a part of films like Good Will Hunting and The Last Duel. In one of the interviews, Ben Affleck told the news outlet The Hollywood Reporter that he realized it wasn’t a good idea to suddenly stop working with Damon. They thought that by working together, fans might associate them together and they won’t be able to create an individual image of themselves in the minds of people.

“We fell prey to this idea that, ‘Well if you don’t individuate your careers and do your own things, people will always associate you together. That will be limiting.”

The duo came to this industry to chase their dreams of becoming Hollywood icons and they clearly have become one. But the Gone Girl actor believes they should have done more projects together.

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How Did Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Become Besties?

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

The two Hollywood stars bromance was going on since their childhood days. They became friends when Affleck was 8 years old and Damon was 10. In one of the interviews, they also mentioned that they use to be roommates as well. During their first meet, they knew the friendship is going to last long as they have the same dream destination to chase i.e “Hollywood”. Affleck once also told Forbes about how both of them managed the residential place in Hollywood.

“So we lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Venice, by the Hollywood Bowl, all over the place. We’d get thrown out of some places or we’d have to upgrade or downgrade depending on who had money.”

After reaching greater heights in a career, many friendships break due to jealousy or just by growing apart. But this bromance continues even now and currently has been working on a new project.

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Ben Affleck And Matt Damon’s New Project

Ben Affleck In Air Film
Ben Affleck In Air Film

After being brainwashed about being together will ruin their individuality, the two besties have reunited for a new project. The two of them have kind of good filmmaking resumes and have started their own production company named “Artists Equity”. The new film by their production named Air will be coming out in theatres on  April 5. They both revealed that they have always wanted to do filmmaking together and today have made their dream come true. Air film will soon stream on Amazon Prime Video.

Also Read: Ben Affleck Seemingly Has No Complaints About His 5 Minute Screen Time in The Flash That Also Stars Michael Keaton’s Batman

Source: Independent

Written by Shazmeen Navrange

Shazmeen is an author at FandomWire. With a degree in Mass Media and over two years of experience in the entertainment industry under her belt, she crafts insightful articles that offer a fresh and valuable perspective on Pop Culture and Hollywood. She has an unwavering enthusiasm for films, series, and all things Marvel, which demonstrates her deep-seated passion for the entertainment industry.