Basically everyone knows Ben Affleck grew up in Cambridge, Mass. and is thus very passionate about New England sports.
But, it seems his obsession with the Red Sox in particular reached a new level during the filming of the highly anticipated film Gone Girl when the star reportedly fought with director David Fincher over his character wearing a New York Yankee's hat in the flick.
The actor did agree to appear fully nude in the movie... but, whatever, I guess that's beside the point.
“I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’” Ben said of the incident. “‘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.”
The compromise? Ben agreed to wear a Mets hat instead for the scene in which his character, Nick Dunne, sports (pun intended) a baseball cap to avoid being recognized in a New York airport.
Lucky for Ben, there are plenty of other diehard sports fans in Hollywood who would probably back up his decision!
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The Boston-born actor has been an avid Red Sox fan since his childhood and is often spotted attending games at Fenway Park. He also roots for the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics!