Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married for 10 years and finally separated in 2015. The former couple shared great chemistry, but surprisingly, they did just one film together. Garner and Affleck’s first and last movie together was Daredevil. The film wasn’t well received by the audience, both critically and financially.

Hence, the duo decided not to continue filming together. But Garner had another perspective regarding not working with Affleck. The reason Garner wasn’t sure to work with Affleck was because of his speed at work.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

Why does Jennifer Garner not like Ben Affleck’s way of directing a film?

With films like Argo and Air, Ben Affleck has proven himself to be an impressive director. Yet his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, wasn’t convinced by Affleck’s way of filmmaking. According to Just Jared, Garner once shared her perspective on her then-husband’s style of filmmaking. When asked if she wants to be directed by Affleck, she said,

“I don’t want to because he is not the world’s fastest director, and I like to get in and do my work and go home and put the kids to bed. I’m afraid there would be this moment where I would say, ‘OK. You’ve got it. I promise you, it is in the can. I’ve got to go home.’ But you know, life is long, and I never say never. I think Ben is brilliant at what he does. I am so happy for him and proud of him.”

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Both Garner and Affleck respected each other’s work. However, they had creative differences while working together.

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Why did Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner never do a film together after their first film?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner both have successful acting careers individually. Despite that, they never did a film together after appearing in Daredevil. The reason they never collaborated again was that their first film wasn’t critically acclaimed by the audience. Affleck thought if their one collaboration failed, the other might end with the same fate as well. The Deep Water actor once said, 

“I think audiences have a hard time suspending disbelief, They already know a whole bunch of things about the relationship you have with the other person, and if you try and thrust you and another person into a fictional relationship, I think it is distracting.”

Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner

Affleck and Garner officially parted ways in June 2015. Years after separation, the couple still maintains an amicable bond. The former couple shares three children together. 

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Source: Just Jared

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