There won’t be a next generation of Garner-Affleck actors if Ben Affleck can help it.
The actor and dad-of-three revealed that he would hope, and discourage, his kids from becoming actors like he and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner.
“I wouldn’t allow them to do it until they’re 18,” the 44-year-old actor told Extra‘s Mario Lopez. “Once they were 18, they can do whatever they want to do, but I would discourage it.”
While kids Violet, 10, Seraphina, 7, and Samuel, 4, have been in the public eye since they were born, Ben rose to fame after the release of his 1997 Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting.
“Overnight, I went from somebody no one ever heard of, to somebody that gets recognized on the street and could get a table at a restaurant,” he added. “I was 24-years-old and it was a confusing time. I’ve got three kids now, and it’s a whole long road later. I have a much better perspective on it all, although it still can be confusing and difficult to deal with… there’s no map to it, you’ve just got to figure it out on your own.”