A few weeks ago, Jennifer Garner spoke out for the first time about her divorce from Ben Affleck, opening up to Vanity Fair about why they decided to split. Now, Affleck is also speaking publicly for the first time, telling The New York Times that Garner is “a great person” and that they’re “on great terms.”
The day after Vanity Fair published its cover story, Affleck sat down with the Times to talk about his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and while he said he was at first reluctant to discuss his family “because it ends up being in the record somewhere, in the great miasma of junk on the Internet,” he eventually decided to address Garner’s decision to open up about their relationship.
“She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say, ‘Look, I already talked about it — I don’t want to do it again,’” Affleck said.
Affleck also revealed that part of the reason he signed on to play Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero epic is because of his 4-year-old son, Samuel, who is a huge Batman fan (and who also thinks that the FedEx delivery guy is the Joker).
“Whenever there’s a FedEx delivery, he’s like, ‘Dad, the Joker’s outside,’” Affleck added. “The burden’s on me to go out there and give the guy an extra 20 bucks to pantomime a whole Adam West kung fu battle.”
Read the full interview with Affleck at The New York Times.