Ben Affleck doesn’t regret ‘Gigli.’ After all, he met Jennifer Lopez

In a Home entertainment Weekly interview with his BFF Matt Damon, Affleck spoke about the 2003 movie which put him in the loss column for some time, however likewise left him winning given that it costarred his previous and now present love, Jennifer Lopez.

“[Gigli] didn’t work and we did five weeks of reshoots, which we knew were not gonna work,” Affleck said. “It was a movie that didn’t work….Interestingly, I learned more about directing on that movie than anything else because Marty [Brest, “Gigli’ director] is a brilliant director, really gifted.”

Also, Affleck believes that “for being a movie that’s such a famous bomb and a disaster, very few people actually saw the movie.”

Yet, he also said that if the movie hadn’t flopped “I probably wouldn’t have ultimately decided, ‘I don’t really have any other avenue however to direct movies,’ which has turned out to be the real love of my professional life.”

Affleck has gone on to direct several films, including “Argo,” which won a best picture Academy Award.

Plus, Affleck got the girl in the end.

“And I did get to meet Jennifer, the relationship with whom has been really meaningful to me in my life,” he stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.