Ben Affleck, a renowned actor and director, recently appeared on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" to reminisce about one of his early roles. In 1992, Affleck starred in the film "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", which later inspired a television series of the same name.
Despite his high hopes, Affleck's performance in the film was not as successful as he had hoped.
A Humiliating Line Delivery
Affleck played the role of a basketball player wearing the number 10 jersey in the film, and he was given only one line to deliver.
Despite feeling confident in his performance, the production team decided to re-record his line. In his own words, Affleck described the experience as "the most humiliating". He explained, "I was so bad. They needed me to be in the scene, but the director obviously [was like], 'I can't hear the voice again!' They had to pay someone to come in and say, 'Hey man, take it.'
Because apparently, I couldn't say that convincingly enough."
A Candid Perspective on Career Setbacks
This is not the first time that Affleck has been candid about his experiences in the film industry. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, Affleck spoke openly about the unpleasant experience he had while filming "Justice League", which made him reconsider his career.
He stated, "It was really 'Justice League' that was the nadir for me. That was a bad experience because of a confluence of things: my own life, my divorce, being away too much, the competing agendas and then Zack's personal tragedy and the reshooting.
It just was the worst experience. It was awful. It was everything that I didn't like about this." Despite experiencing setbacks in his early career, Ben Affleck has gone on to become a successful actor and director, with numerous accolades and critical acclaim to his name.
His honesty and candor about his experiences in the film industry serve as a reminder that even the most successful individuals have faced challenges and obstacles along the way.