Ben Affleck: Jennifer Lopez relationship was bad for his career
UPI News Service, 10/01/2007
U.S. actor Ben Affleck says his high-profile relationship with ex-fiancee Jennifer Lopez likely hurt his career because people grew tired of hearing about him.
"It was probably bad for my career," Affleck told Details magazine. "What happens is this sort of bleed-over from the tabloids across your movie work. You go to a movie, you only go once. But the tabloids and Internet are everywhere. You can really subsume the public image of somebody."
Affleck said he wound up "in an unfortunate crosshair position" where he was in a relationship about which the media "mostly lied and inflated a bunch of salacious stuff for the sake of selling magazines."
"And I paid a certain price for that. Then, in concert with some movies that didn't work…," he acknowledged.