Affleck: I didn't recognise Blake
Ben Affleck has confessed he didn't know who Blake Lively was when she auditioned for his new movie.
The Smokin' Aces actor stars alongside and directs the Gossip Girl actress in upcoming crime drama The Town, but he admitted he didn't recognise her at first, reports America's OK! magazine.
Ben told Esquire magazine: "This girl came in, and no one had said to me beforehand, 'Hey, look for this person', and obviously she was really attractive, and so I thought, 'Oh, here comes some blonde girl'."
But the Hollywood star was won over when Blake impressed him with the authentic Boston accent needed for the part.
"I was sort of stunned. I said, 'Jeez, you know, that was really f*****g good. Who are you?' She didn't mention that she was on a television show."
The Town is due to be released later this year.