Sunday 23 July 2017

Ben Affleck: 'Prince George gave my son a cold on a playdate!"

Prince George, left, and Ben Affleck, right
Prince George, left, and Ben Affleck, right
Ben Affleck and Samuel Affleck are seen on November 09, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Prince George of Cambridge presses his face against the window as he leaves from Victoria Harbour aboard a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George (3)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Ben Affleck's four-year-old son is already better connected than him.

The Oscar-winning producer (44) was filming DC's Justice League in London for most of the summer and recalled his unlikely royal run-in while playing with his son Samuel.

The Gone Girl star brought his son Samuel to a play centre in London and said he noticed something was afoot when the place was filled with security.

"I noticed this weird vibe from the other grown-ups," he said on The Graham Norton Show.

Ben Affleck and Samuel Affleck are seen on November 09, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Ben Affleck and Samuel Affleck are seen on November 09, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

"They were all very well dressed and they had earpieces and I thought, ‘For a kids’ place this is tight security!’ I was the very last person to realize that Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in there playing with my kid."

No word on whether Kate Middleton or Prince William were present, but he did say that George left them with a parting gift - a cold.

"I can now tell [Sam] that he got a cold from the King of England," he laughed.

And Affleck, who split with wife of 10 years Jennifer Garner in 2015, said he struggled with his new role in The Accountant in which he plays an autistic superhero and his incredible mathematical abilities.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

"I'm pushing my luck with my daughter's 5th grade homework. The director insisted the numbers were exactly right and I defy any one person to solve the maths in that movie!"

Prince George of Cambridge presses his face against the window as he leaves from Victoria Harbour aboard a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge presses his face against the window as he leaves from Victoria Harbour aboard a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

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