Dreamland, the Boston Wax Museum, opened its doors on Washington Street near Government Center on Monday. The new tourist attraction put out a statue of President John F. Kennedy to welcome visitors, but some passersby were more interested in the wax replica of Ben Affleck in the window.
He looked so sad.
Michael Pelletz, vice president of sales for the museum, could not take credit for Affleck’s mood or attire, which includes a Batman T-shirt. He said the wax Affleck was dressed by the artists who made him.
Some might remember Affleck making headlines for his pensive, sad facial expressions during an interview to promote “Batman v Superman” in 2016. There’s also a Tumblr dedicated to his many serious looks.
This is not the only wax statue of Affleck in the world. There’s one of him smiling (sort of) at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
Pelletz said that 20 percent to 30 percent of the museum’s statues are of local personalities like Affleck. Other Mass. stars represented in the display include Tom Brady, Paul Pierce, and Ben’s friend Matt Damon.