Ben Affleck reveals he's an expert on tweens now
Ben Affleck might be over talking about the next Batman movie, but he's all smiles when it comes to chatting about his relationship with his kids (and their love for Radio Disney).
During Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the writer, actor, and director reflected on his children and career, the latter of which kicked into high gear when he became the youngest person to win an Oscar for best original screenplay at the age of 25 in 1998.
"It was only until I came back around with Argo that I really appreciated what it meant [to win an Oscar] and what it signified. But we were literally kids, and it was totally overwhelming," the 44-year-old said, reminiscing on his career as a filmmaking wunderkind before having three children of his own.
"I've become an expert on the tweens. I don't know how much Radio Disney you listen to, but I hear quite a bit," he joked, noting his 11-year-old daughter's affinity for music and gossip. "When we get in the car, it's got to come on right away, it's got to stay on the whole time."
The Hollywood power player doesn't tune out the station's fluffy pop tunes, however, but rather actively engages with the fan culture around them, adding "I hear a lot about the romantic adventures of Disney characters who are on the Disney Channel and we go to Taylor Swift concerts and that's my life… she's a great role model."
Affleck's latest appearance on Ellen airs in full on Tuesday. Watch a preview of his interview with DeGeneres — in which he also discusses his brother Casey's current awards season success and a ski trip he took with Matt Damon's family — below, and check your local listings for showtimes in your area. <iframe src="//widgets.ellentube.com/videos/0-tufkoqiv/" width="575" height="324" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" class="" scrolling="no" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>ñö÷ï½÷·ç¦öiæúå§¹Õ·ÞïfŸs]á¾