Ben Affleck opens up to Details magazine that he’s not always the most present dad and husband when he has work on the brain. The father of three, director, and actor shared that he could never be a stay-at-home dad.
“I don’t want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them,”
Ben shares that he’s not present when he’s in the midst of a big project and Jennifer Garner is the household manager:
“I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything. If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever.”
He says it’s just hard to shut off his brain when it’s in work mode:
“My mind’s always going, ‘How are we going to light that shot tomorrow? What’s the master shot for that scene? Is there even going to be a master?’ Just ruminating endlessly. Because for me — I wish it was discipline or being a great artist. But it’s just anxiety.”
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