Ben Affleck Talks Falling in Love with Jennifer & Stalker Scare in Playboy

Posted Monday December 9, 2013 3:45 PM GMT

His 2003 action-packed flick "Daredevil" failed in the box office, but Ben Affleck doesn't mind too much because the production led to him meeting his wife, Jennifer Garner.

During an interview with Playboy, the 41-year-old actor/director revealed his thoughts about his former superhero role and the opportunity.

"I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f*cked up the way it did stays with me," Affleck explained. "Maybe that's part of the motivation to do 'Batman.'"

Ben discovered one positive side to the flick. "That's where I found my wife. We met on 'Pearl Harbor,' which people hate, but we fell in love on 'Daredevil.'"

Although they worked together in the past, the "Argo" star doesn't see him and Jennifer being together on another set anytime soon. "My wife and I made 'Pearl Harbor' and 'Daredevil.' With our track record, I don't know if anyone's looking for a three-quel," he joked.

In regards to his approach to the new "Batman vs. Superman" film, Ben states that it will not end up like "Daredevil."

"If I thought the results would be another 'Daredevil,' I'd be out there picketing myself. Why would I make the movie if I didn't think it was going to be good and that I could be good in it?"

Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actress discussed his family's stalker scare and said, "It's wrong and disgusting to follow children around and take their picture and sell it for money. It makes the kids less safe. They used to take pictures of our children coming out of preschool, and so this stalker who had threatened to kill me, my wife and our kids showed up at the school and got arrested…there are real practical dangers to this."

When asked about the proximity of the stalker to his family, Affleck continued, "He was in the pack of paparazzi. They didn't know he was a guy who was threatening to murder our family. That makes me angry. It's a safety thing, and there's also a sanity thing."

"My kids aren't celebrities. They never made that bargain. We were offered a lot of money to sell pictures of our kids when they were born. You'll notice there aren't any. I make no judgment about people who decide differently…but for me it was a matter of principle."

"The kids are always looking down because they're freaked out and scared of these people. And so they yell. Which is fine if you're Lindsay Lohan coming out of a club, or me or any adult. With kids it's tasteless at best," Ben added.

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