Evan Rachel Wood: Ben Affleck should 'grow up'

Published By Marriska Fernandes on Jul 20, 2017

Ben Affleck and Evan Rachel WoodEvan Rachel Wood had some choice words for Ben Affleck and she took to Twitter to give the actor a piece of her mind.

On Saturday, Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith celebrated his film's 20th anniversary at the LGBT Film Festival in Los Angeles. That's when the director decided to share a story about Ben, who back then had a revelation after kissing co-star Jason Lee for a scene from the film.

Kevin explained: "Affleck said, 'A man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face.'" He further explained that after filming that memorable scene, Ben told Smith, "Now I’m a serious actor."

This comment went viral and it certainly didn't sit well with Evan Rachel Wood. When Paper magazine tweeted the actor's comment, she replied to the tweet: "Try getting raped in a scene. Also, grow up Ben."

The actress, who describes herself as bisexual, further tweeted: "Also, you think us ladies like kissing all the guys we kiss? Just cause its a "straight kiss" doesnt mean we enjoy it. Ahem. (sic)"

Looks like Ben is in hot water for a comment he made 20 years ago. ~Marriska Fernandes

Comments & Discussion

  1. Ron • 7/20/2017 10:59:52 AM

    This is something that happened 20+ years ago and a story I have heard Kevin Smith tell a few times. This is not new and maybe Ms. Wood should take everything into context before making a comment. Kevin Smith had a great apology video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YesThatKevinSmith/videos/10154537958046930/

  2. Yawnie • 7/20/2017 11:25:11 AM

    ERW needs to grow up and not take things so personally. I'm sure that not every man enjoys kissing every actress he's ever had to kiss either. It's part of the business. To attack a person over a 20 year old comment is juvenile. Maybe Wood should consider the time the comment was made and that people do mature. We'll, At least some do.

  3. Yawnie • 7/20/2017 11:25:10 AM

    ERW needs to grow up and not take things so personally. I'm sure that not every man enjoys kissing every actress he's ever had to kiss either. It's part of the business. To attack a person over a 20 year old comment is juvenile. Maybe Wood should consider the time the comment was made and that people do mature. We'll, At least some do.

  4. R • 7/20/2017 11:46:44 AM

    Well, if Affleck's comment implies that kissing a guy when he's straight is hard... duh! What's wrong with that comment? Of course it would be freaking hard! Just as hard as a lesbian kissing a male. These LGBT apologists are damn stupid. ... note that I don't say that LBGT people are - they are cool, just like straight people also are.

  5. Stephen • 7/20/2017 12:59:00 PM

    While I dont disagree that being raped during a movie has its challenges, I personally cant imagine the personal conflict I would face having to act as the Rape'er Which reminds me of a clip from another movie, that had a person asking another person to evaluate a painting, of a Man with a Gun pointing it at another man and asking " would you rather be the killer, or the victim" the point being, its all about perspective. the comment even if it had been made today, is subjective to ones experiences, and likely didnt include every situation in the world. so RELAX!

  6. Joe • 7/20/2017 1:15:35 PM

    Let it go.... Let it go....

  7. Brie Larson • 7/20/2017 2:31:01 PM

    Oh my! I didn't realize that Evan R. Wood was this dim!?! I can only HOPE she didn't realize that comment was made over 20 years ago. The having to kiss people she didn't want to and rape scene comments, perhaps valid in a whole other conversation, held zero clout with respect to her guile for Mr. Affleck... Absolute shame that I'm not famous or on twitter; I'd ask my following to help me give her the what for. She deserves to be lambasted for chirping such lame shat.

  8. Nora Dolan • 7/20/2017 11:09:31 PM

    Wow, tempest in a teapot?!

  9. Snepts • 7/20/2017 11:37:23 PM

    It could be said Ben was raped by the BATMAN V. SUPERMAN script...

  10. DM • 7/21/2017 5:27:28 AM

    Ben should come out already.

  11. Snepts • 7/21/2017 8:31:41 AM

    You saying he should discard the codpiece, DM?

  12. jordan • 7/22/2017 7:30:59 AM

    Perhaps ms wood could use some therapy and maybe not transfer her feelings on someone's comment from 2 decades ago? Also any decent hetero male worth is own salt and ability to express feelings knows that chauvinism and machismo from other males can be at an alarming rate sometimes. fear can be an emotion that motivates and freezes and causes us not to be our best selves.

  13. CDubya • 7/24/2017 11:40:58 AM

    Wow, EVW is telling Ben to grow up as present tense. This was 20yrs ago and we've all seen Ben mature, become an award winning director, becoming a father and married for many years and by Hollywood standards, a lifetime. He made a dumb comment long ago, also Kevin Smith needs to drop that comment from his repertoire. All he's got is his past and needs new material.

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