Ben Affleck has opened up about his “dangerous expertise” smoking weed as a youngster.
The revelation got here because the actor appeared again on his time engaged on Richard Linklater’s stoner comedy Dazed and Confused. He was 21 on the time of filming alongside Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey and extra.
“I had a foul expertise with marijuana at 15. I had a dissociative panic assault,” Affleck defined in Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History Of Richard Linklater’s Dazed And Confused. “So I solely smoked weed if everybody else was smoking and I needed to kind of Invoice Clinton it and pretend it. I didn’t actually like marijuana.
The actor additionally stated his fellow solid members would drink rather a lot on set, including that he “wasn’t a really heavy drinker then.”
He continued: “I grew to become an alcoholic a lot, a lot later and I’m in restoration now, in order that was an entire totally different time. I used to be a bit of nervous, like ought to we be consuming earlier than we’re working tomorrow? Some individuals have been really consuming and stoned at work.”
Ben Affleck spoke of the Dazed And Confused solid’s penchant for gun ranges too, which they might go to usually when not filming or partying. “Texas had extraordinarily lax gun legal guidelines and most of us got here from states the place it was subsequent to unimaginable to purchase weapons,” he stated.
“A part of the newfound freedom being down there was a bunch of us purchased weapons and went capturing at ranges on weekends, which appeared enjoyable and harmless on the time, however given the following tragedies with younger individuals and weapons, it makes me uncomfortable to recollect.”
In keeping with Deadline, Affleck is adapting the behind-the-scenes non-fiction ebook The Large Goodbye about Chinatown right into a revealing new documentary.
The unique movie was launched in 1974 and starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. It was written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne and produced by Robert ‘The Child’ Evans. Controversial director Roman Polanski directed the movie within the years following the high-profile homicide of his spouse, Sharon Tate.