Being a celebrity hasn’t shielded Ben Affleck from getting eye-rolls from Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. He doesn’t take it personally, though. “Whoever you are, if you’re somebody’s parent, you’re not cool to somebody in the world,” he told Extra in 2021. That doesn’t stop Affleck from trying to show off his hipness by showing interest in the music playing when they’re in the car together. “So, who’s on the radio?” he’d ask only to hear in return, “We don’t listen to the radio.”
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Affleck would try again. “That song slaps!” Still a no-go for the kids. “Be quiet, dad.” But the “Gone Girl” star is more than okay with those interactions. “What are you going to do? It’s part of life. It’s actually pretty great,” he added. “You don’t have to be that cool … You realize there’s something kind of healthy about embarrassing your kids,” he added. Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s children aren’t any more generous when it comes to rating his performances.
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Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel are unimpressed by most of their dad’s roles — except for one. “[Armageddon is] the one movie of mine that my kids have watched and they’ll kind of all admit to liking, even though they relentlessly mock it and me,” he told Entertainment Weekly in 2022. However, Affleck is happy enough that they took the time to see it. “They won’t even watch ‘The Town.’ So there you have it,” he laughed.
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