Kevin Smith “Big mouth” cost him friendship with longtime co-author Ben affleck, the film director told his fans this week.
The guy who directed Affleck in comedies, including Dogma, Chasing Amy and Mallatz, spilled tea on Monday when someone tweeted: “Sometimes I wonder what actually happened between Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith, which made them not talk to each other. "
Smith responded with curiosity with his own "conjecture."
“One of us has a big mouth, and he told too many frank stories that sometimes weren’t told to him, and the other was Ben,” he wrote.
If I had to guess? This is because one of us has a big mouth and he has told too many frank stories that he sometimes wasn’t told, and the other is Ben. https://t.co/kwj82A20SJ
– KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 26, 2018
Affleck, who became the most revered director himself, took the lead in Smith's revered “Jersey Girl” and also appeared in one of Smith’s more successful comedies “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”. Smith is also “A Good Hunt for the Will,” which Affleck and Matt Damon earned by their first Oscar. The last time they worked together was when Affleck quickly appeared in 2006 in the comedy Clerks II.
Smith in recent years has made it very clear that he is no longer affiliated with Affleck. In 2016, he said TMZ he did not speak with Affleck three years later. “Not as if I was angry with him, I just did not see him after three years,” he explained. “The last time I saw him was the premiere of Argo, and the last contact with him was when he was cast as Batman.”
In 2014, Smith said Yahoo! on Comic-Con, that it "does not hold tight" with Affleck. "I was not [close with him] for decades, ”he added, and explained that he knew“ old Ben. ”
"He has a wife [Jennifer Garner] that I don’t care at all, ”he said. “And to be honest, he probably doesn't interest me anymore.” He's a three-star movie star and shit like that. If he is Jimmy Carter, I'm Billy Carter to express it in terms of the 70s. And i'm not even bound and crap.
Affleck and Garner have since divorced. Back in 2009, Smith spilled the fact that she was not his fan, so perhaps this had an effect on Affleck moving away from Tyment Bob.
“Jennifer doesn’t share the same sense of humor that I did — she didn’t like my jokes,” said Smith, according to New York News“I chose Ben Affleck to mock him because I have known him for a very long time – I have been talking – and Jennifer goes:“ You know, if you keep talking about him, I will go and hit you. And she could … I saw the Alias. She has a real girlish sense of humor, and he didn’t realize that I was joking. ”
Last spring, Smith suffered from a massive heart attack, and said Affleck did not act to wish him health. Sharing this nugget, he thought about regretting one particular case of opening his “big mouth” to talk also frankly about afflek.
Speaking at the 20th anniversary screening of “Chasing Amy” at Los Angeles at the LGBT Film Festival in July 2017, Smith shared what he considered a “delightful story about young Ben Affleck,” who kissed one of the leading roles of Jason Lee in the movie. However it ended sparking response to his former friend, instead of this. He remembered how the 24-year-old Affleck told him: “A man who is kissing another person is the greatest acting challenge that an actor can face. Now I am a serious actor. ”
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood was shocked by this story and tweeted (and deleted): "Try to rape the scene, and grow Ben."
Smith admitted after his heart attack that Affleck has every reason not to talk to him anymore.
“So, if you're Ben Affleck, the only time you are likely to see my name is related to how I make your life more difficult.” Therefore, I think, even if he had heard about a heart attack, he probably Well, I am glad that he is alive, we go further, – said Smith, – I am too much. I understand, even now, when I say this, I try not to talk about him, and we just did it for five minutes. He probably did not hear about a heart attack, but he will hear about it. “Why is this farad king still talking about me?”