Ben Affleck is one of the world's most famous Red Sox fans. So much so that back when he was shooting "Gone Girl" when the director asked him to wear a Yankee hat in a scene Ben refused. And refused again. And continued to refuse. For 4 days! Production was shut down.
Director David Fincher, an infamous perfectionist, wanted Ben character to stop and buy a baseball cap as part of make shift disguise in a scene in a New York airport. No can do, boss, said Ben.
“I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’ ” Affleck told the New York Times. " '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.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.”
Eventually they settled on a Mets hat. How did that take 4 days, David?
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