Ben Affleck finally shared the actual story behind his viral GRAMMYs moment. The video of him looking upset at the 2023 GRAMMYs while seated next to his wife Jennifer Lopez become viral very quickly and made into numerous mems. In his recent conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor revealed what he was telling his wife.
Ben Affleck said he had a good time at the Grammys
The 50-year-old said, “I saw [GRAMMY host Trevor Noah approach] and I was like, ‘Oh, God.’ They were framing us in this shot, but I didn’t know they were rolling. I leaned into her and I was like, ‘As soon they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.’ She goes, ‘You better f**king not leave.’ That’s a husband-and-wife thing. I mean, some of it is, I’m like, ‘All right, who is this act?’ Like, I don’t keep up. My wife does, obviously. And yeah, it is your wife’s work event.”
Later on, the actor said, “I had a good time at the Grammys. My wife was going, and I thought, ‘Well, there’ll be good music. It might be fun.'”
However, Affleck accepted that he is “pissed off,” as, “I’ve gone and been bored. I’ve gone to award shows and been drunk, a bunch. Nobody ever once said I’m drunk.”
Although the Oscar winner was recovering from his alcohol addiction he shared some people thought he was under the influence at this year’s Grammys. Ben explained, “I thought, that’s interesting. That raises a whole other thing about whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion, but there is still a tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting. I do think it disincentivizes people from making their lives better.”