Ben Affleck - Ben Affleck: Mother is my role model
Ben Affleck has praised his ''exceptional'' mother Christine Affleck and says she is his role model.
Ben Affleck's mother is his ''role model''.
The 'Argo' actor-and-director is grateful to his mum Christine Affleck for getting him and his brother Casey Affleck into acting via a casting agent she knew, and he credits her for bringing him up to know the rights and wrongs in the world.
He said: ''She is an exceptional woman. She has been my role model. She was a really attentive, loving mother and she always made it clear growing up that there is a right way and a wrong way to treat people and that they are not here to tend to my whims and desires.''
The 40-year-old actor - who has kids Violet, seven, Seraphina, four and Samuel, who turns one on February 27, with wife Jennifer Garner - also feels grateful to have a healthy family of his own and admits he is in a ''pretty good zone'' in his life at the moment.
He added to Britain's OK! magazine: ''I'm very lucky. And I feel blessed to look around and see that I've got a healthy family. And a job!
''So yeah, I'm in a pretty good zone right now. So far so good. But I say that, and then I'll go home to everything exploding.''