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Ben Affleck Delayed Production of ‘Gone Girl’ for FOUR DAYS, Because He Wouldn’t Wear a Yankees Hat

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Whatever you may think of Ben Afflek, the celebrity, you’ll have to give Ben Afflek, the die-hard Red Sox fan, props for staying true to his team.


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In an article at Rolling Stone, Scott Rafferty explains why production on the David Fincher-directed blockbuster “Gone Girl” was shut down for four days back in 2014:

Director David Fincher kindly asked Affleck to sport a Yankees hat for a scene in which his character, Nick Dunne, was attempting to go unrecognized in an airport. The scene in question took place in New York, so it wasn’t as though Fincher was simply trolling Affleck’s endless love for the Red Sox, but the actor couldn’t bring himself to don the cap of the hated Bronx Bombers.

I said, “David, I love you, I would do anything for you,” Affleck told The New York Times in 2014. “But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.”


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And guess what, he didn’t.

Instead, Fincher and Afflek eventually agreed on a compromise – a Mets hat – but it took them FOUR DAYS to come to that agreement. Which, just, LOL.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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