Ben Affleck is trying to convince the public that he’s not miserable all the time, though his face suggests otherwise. He was appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week to promote his new movie Air. Affleck, 50, wanted to “air” out the reason why he has that look on his face.
If you’re unfamiliar and haven’t seen any of the memes of the actor/director, he most recently went viral for looking like he was in pain at this year’s Grammys. In the video below, Ben is shown next to his wife, Jennifer Lopez. His eyebrows were raised and his mouth in the shape of a frown while Stevie Wonder and Chris Stapleton performed “Higher Ground.”
Kimmel thanked Ben for inviting him and his wife over to his house for a Christmas party. Ben wasn’t so sure if it would happen again, because he felt “some awkwardness.” He agreed. “It did seem like you weren’t quite as psyched about the party as everybody else was.”
He referred to his default expression, often known as “resting bitch face” in women. “See, that’s a common misconception about me.” Kimmel hilariously agreed and added, “Well, tell your face is really the thing!”
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Ben admitted, “I have a very unhappy-looking resting face.” He tried to show the audience that no matter what emotion he is feeling, he still looks unhappy. “That’s how God made me,” he said. “You don’t have to punish me for it!”
In addition to addressing his resting bitch face, Kimmel gifted Ben a belated wedding gift while on the show. The host allowed his longtime nemesis, Matt Damon to call into the show for one question about their new movie Air. After faking a FaceTime call, Damon excitedly appeared on the screen “Zoom style.” However, before Damon could answer Kimmel’s “really good question,” the connection was lost.