The most difficult play for actors is acting like homosexual, because they need to pretend being a person of another orientation.
Oscar winning actor Ben Affleck started to consider himself a “serious actor” after a gay kiss scene, according to one of his directors. Kevin Smith, who worked with the Batman and Curb Your Enthusiasm star on Chasing Amy, said Affleck made the remarks after an embrace with his co-star Jason Lee.
Speaking at 20th anniversary screening of the film, the filmmaker reports Affleck told him it was “the greatest acting challenge”. “A man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face,” the star is said to have remarked. After the scene, Smith claims the actor then added: “Now, I’m a serious actor.” Speaking on the record about the kiss at the time and aged just 25, Affleck also told Entertainment Tonight he had found the scene hard.
In an on-screen interview he explained: “No, I’m not homophobic. I guess I am more than I thought, it was just difficult for me, and I didn’t think it would be. “I used to joke about it and it was fine, then I had to grab this guy, who was a friend of mine and kiss him and the thing was that I really backed down from it in a way. “I really could have done a more committed job. ” The film went on to make £130 million worldwide.