Before they shared film screens together, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shared a savings account.
The Oscar- winning duo have actually been pals given that high school, where they both desired make it inHollywood On Wednesday’s episode of “The Bill Simmons Podcast” the set described that opening an inspecting account together as teens in the late 1980 s was a method to assist them chase their objectives.
“It was unusual, but we needed the money for auditions,” Damon stated, calling it “a weird thing in retrospect.”
Affleck stated that since they were friends attempting to make it as stars, they were rooting for each other’s success and felt comfy sharing their cash.
“We were going to help each other and be there for each other,” Affleck stated. “It was like, ‘You’re not going to be alone. I’m not going to be alone. Let’s go out there and do this together.'”
Over the years the account would be moneyed whenever Damon or Affleck, who were likewise roomies, reserved a function– with some being larger than others.
“As long as one of us had money we knew the power wasn’t going to get shut off,” Damon stated. “After doing [1992’s] ‘Geronimo’ I most likely had 35 grand in the bank. I resembled ‘we benefit a year.'”
But the stars didn’t permit themselves to dip into the bank account for whatever they desired. Instead, there were guidelines about how the young stars were permitted to utilize the funds.
“You were permitted to go to [auditions in] New York with the cash. You were permitted to secure $10 and get quarters and go to [the arcade] and play computer game,” Damon stated. “Eventually we were allowed to try to buy beer, which never f—ing worked.”
Thirty years later on, the bank where they had their account has actually given that shuttered, however Damon and Affleck are still collaborating, most just recently on the Affleck- directed movie “Air.”
“I love working with this guy. I love hanging out with him,” Affleck stated. “If you can work with great people, who are good people too, it’s so much more rewarding personally and professionally.”
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