In an interview with BBC Radio 1 released on Tuesday (January 17), Ben Affleck responded to the “Sad Affleck” video that went viral after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“What has a production like Batman v Superman… taught you as a director and an actor?” the interviewer asks Affleck.
“It taught me not to do interviews with Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it,” Affleck joked. “That’s one thing I learned.”
The original “Sad Affleck” video shows Affleck and co-star Henry Cavill being asked by a reporter about the “mixed response” from critics towards the movie. While Cavill gives the reporter a lengthy response, Affleck says nothing and looks off camera. The edited video zooms in on Affleck and plays Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” until the reporter asks Affleck for his thoughts and he says only, “I agree.”
See the “Sad Affleck” video below, and watch Affleck’s response above.