Sunday 22 September 2019

Ben Affleck: ‘My kids don’t care I’m Batman, they prefer Frozen’

Freya Drohan

He might be playing the heroic caped crusader, but Ben Affleck's kids are a tough crowd to please.

The 42-year-old actor has landed the coveted role of titular role in the new 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie but his three children couldn’t care less.

Violet (8), Seraphina (5) and Samuel (2) are too preoccupied with the award winning Disney movie ‘Frozen’, according to Ben.

The actor told tv host Jimmy Fallon that people have been asking him whether his children are fans of the DC comic book hero.

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''The truth is, they're not,” he said. “If I was doing the sequel to Frozen I would be a hero. My two older daughters couldn't give a s**t about Batman and they've now passed that affection onto my son. He's always like, 'Papa, can I watch Frozen?' And I'm like, 'No, dude, it's not on again!'''

"[Samuel] loves it and he wants me to sing along. I can't tell my son that I can't sing," he admitted. "So I just mumble and he's like, 'No Papa, do it like the man!' I was like, 'First of all, I'm your father, OK? Jimmy Fallon's not the man - I'm the man!'"

When he’s not busy on set or on promotional tours, Ben maintains that he is a hands-on father.

He told Fallon that he is a regular at his daughter Violet’s basketball matches, and he has a tendency to scream sporting advice to his children - even though he doesn't understand the rules.

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Affleck admitted that he has become “that guy”:

“You remember in 'Parenthood', Ron Howard's brother was yelling at the kid from the sideline? That's me. I'm like, 'Bend your knees!' I don't even know if you should bend your knees, I'm terrible at basketball!''

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