Matt Damon: It Was "Painful" To Be Ben Affleck's Friend When He Was Dating J. LO

Matt Damon says it was painful to be Ben Affleck's friend while he was dating Jennifer Lopez.

Matt Damon has a lot to say about everyone and everything lately. Having already touched on homosexuality in Hollywood and diversity in filmmaking, he's now moving onto interracial relationships with Ben Affleck's former relationship with Jennifer Lopez. How cute. Jennifer Lopez Ben Affleck Featureflash /

Via US Weekly:

“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood,” the Martian actor, 44, said of his old pal. “Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez.”


“He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t,” Damon said of Affleck, 43, when he was with J.Lo, now 46. “It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all.”

After these last few weeks, I am not surprised.

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