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Ben Affleck finally acknowledges the ‘Sad Affleck’ meme

Affleck during the infamous interview he and Henry Cavill gave while promoting “Batman v. Superman.”screenshot from

Back in March 2016, Ben Affleck and “Batman v Superman” co-star Henry Cavill sat down for an interview with Yahoo Movies, and the Cambridge native’s stony silence after a question about the film’s mostly negative reviews got remixed into some hilarious memes.

Nearly a year after “Sadfleck” took the internet by storm, Affleck acknowledged the meme in an interview with BBC Radio 1 published earlier this week.

When Radio 1 film critic Ali Plumb asked Affleck what working on a colossal production like “Batman v Superman” taught him as an actor and director, Affleck brought up the infamous video.


“It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it,” Affleck said. “That’s one thing I learned.”

Affleck also revealed that despite an acting career that has spanned more than three decades, when fans encounter him on the street, one of the movies they bring up the most is “Batman v Superman.”

“You have no idea how big these movies are,” Affleck said. “They’re so much bigger than any other kind of movie, and everybody goes and sees it. I hear nothing but really nice things about the movie, which [is] nice, because that’s not what I got from the critics.”