sings the praises of his wife, actress , in an interview with the October 2012 issue of Details magazine. The 40-year-old actor-director extolls his life partner, saying she does all the hard work when it comes to raising their three children.
The “Argo” director tells Details magazine, “I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife's very patient. She does everything.”
Despite his preoccupation with his career, however, the father-of-three admits he tries to take out time for his family. “If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever,” Ben Affleck tells the publication.
“But my mind's always going, 'How are we going to light that shot tomorrow? What's the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?’ Just ruminating endlessly. Because for me - I wish it was discipline or being a great artist. But it's just anxiety,” he adds. “Because running around after three kids is very trying.”
“Gigli” star Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, who have been married for seven years, have three children - Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and six-month-old son Samuel.
The workaholic “Pearl Harbor” star goes on to say that he has happened to be more selective about what projects to take on after becoming a husband and father.
He tells the publication, “Now everything has to compete with being with my family. I don't want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. So does my wife. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them.”
The 6 feet 2 inches tall Hollywood hunk also opens up about the worst year of his career. Ben Affleck says, “In our culture, we get very much into short-handing people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blah blah blah.”
He continues, “It’s hard to shake those sort of narratives. If you were looking at that one-liner on me in 2003, which was definitely the annus horribilis of my life. I made a bunch of movies that didn’t work. I was ending up in the tabloids. I don’t know what the lesson is, except that you just have to find your compass. People bring up 2003, and I get it. Jennifer Lopez, and Gigli, and all this s*** just kind of blew up.”