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Ben Affleck Tattoo:

Ben Affleck Tattoo:

The Actor Has Opened up About the Off-Screen Chaos That Stalled His Career

After the divorce and the rehab and the saddest Batman to walk the earth, Ben Affleck is back with a brace of new films, and a newfound commitment to honesty that collapsed into dust before he had even finished his big comeback New York Times interview. Because during the interview they brought up the back tattoo. (Source: www.thetimes.co.uk)

Ben Affleck Addresses Back Tattoo in New York Times Profile

Twitter was a slightly cleaner cesspool back in 2015, when, instead of our president repurposing absurd Curb Your Enthusiasm clips for a quick ego boost, we would overanalyze Ben Affleck’s sprawling back tattoo of a rising phoenix for hours to determine its veracity. Despite the actor’s insistence that it was fake and created for a film role, the ink never lies, and years later he was forced to do the unthinkable: admit that the tattoo, in all of its vibrant, ashy glory, was a conscious decision. (He was literally frolicking on the beach without a shirt. There was no getting out of this one.) But why lie, Sad Affleck? Aren’t you proud of its poignant, mythological meaning? “I resented that somebody got a picture of it by spying on me,” Affleck told the New York Times. “It felt invasive. But you’re right. I could have said, ‘That’s none of your business.’ I guess I got a kick out of messing with Extra. Is your tattoo real or not real? Of course, it’s real! No, I put a fake tattoo on my back and then hid it.” In his defense, who wouldn’t mess with those punks at Extra if given the chance?

Jlo Still Hates Ben Affleck's Famously Ugly Back Tattoo, Photos Reveal

Fans of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been swept up in the joyous nostalgia ignited by their recent reunion, almost two decades after their engagement ended.

The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck

In March of 2016, Jennifer Garner had recently separated from her husband of ten years, the actor and director Ben Affleck, when she was asked by Vanity Fair to comment on what the magazine referred to as her ex’s “midlife-crisis tattoo”—a large, multicolored back piece of a phoenix rising from the ashes. “You know what we would say in my hometown about that? ‘Bless his heart,’ ” Garner said dryly, then added, “Am I the ashes in this scenario? . . . I refuse to be the ashes.” When he was approached about the tattoo that same month, Affleck insisted that it was temporary. “It’s fake, for a movie,” he told Mario Lopez, a host of the syndicated TV show “Extra.” (Source: www.newyorker.com)

 

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