‘Ben Affleck is a prank’

‘Ben Affleck is a prank’

Kevin Smith can’t say if the dress Jennifer Lopez wore to her first of two wedding parties with new husband Ben Affleck was from the poster of Jersey girlas the internet has been theorizing in recent weeks.

“Maybe that was it, I didn’t ask,” Smith told Yahoo Entertainment Tuesday in a virtual press day for his latest film, Clerks IIIabout the connection being drawn to Jersey girl, the 2004 comedy he directed and in which the famous duo co-starred (watch above). “When I saw them, I wasn’t like, ‘Hey man, can you solve the internet for me? That would be good for my brand!'”

Smith saw the newlyweds at their second wedding this past weekend at Affleck’s sprawling Georgia estate, where the power duo were originally going to wed before splitting in 2004. (The director later cut the wedding scene from Jersey girlfor fear of distracting viewers.)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 8: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the special screening of “Marry Me” in Los Angeles on February 8, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/WireImage)

This time, Smith tells us, it was the stuff of a classic Hollywood novel.

“I was so impressed with the wedding itself,” he says. “I’m a big fat romantic at heart, so I love love. And they have a fantastic love story that now has this beautiful ending – not ending, beginning, almost. .

“So I was going by virtue of the fact that, ‘Yay, I can see what we almost saw many years ago. Good for these kids. They figured it out.’ What I got was deeply moving. We got a show that a lot of people pay cash to see a movie that makes them feel so good. Makes them believe in love… We got it for free, man. We just went and I watched our friend get married and it was one of the most profoundly beautiful moments of my life, and it didn’t even happen to me.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 14: Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes kiss Ben Affleck at their Hands and Footprints Ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theater on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – OCTOBER 14: Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes kiss Ben Affleck at their Hands and Footprints Ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theater on October 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Smith was particularly thrilled to see his longtime friend Affleck, who he first directed in 1995. Rats, looks so happy. They made several memorable movies together, including also chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999) – although the pair went through a rough patch before rekindling their friendship and creative partnership when the actor appeared in 2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. (He also appears in Clerks III.)

“I’ve known this cat for 27 years – we met when he went to audition for Rats, and then we became friends,” says Smith. “He’s one of my favorite people on the planet, one of my favorite artists, one of my favorite writers. That’s why I was so happy during their wedding, because they wrote vows together, and he wrote a great speech, and I was like, ‘Oooh, I’m going to listen to Ben Affleck read his speech all day.

“I saw him happy. This is a guy who won an Oscar… I’ve never seen a human being, let alone him, as happy as he was when he was there and she was walking. [down the aisle]… It was moving. I was crying from that moment on.”

Smith only has best wishes for the happy couple.

“Jennifer Lopez is one of the luckiest people on the planet,” he says. “She just took Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck is a catch.”

-Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by Luis Saenz

Clerks III opens September 13th.

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