Did You Hate Ben Affleck’s Shaggy ‘Argo’ Hair? Don’t Worry – His Family Did, Too
Remember that awful, shaggy haircut Ben Affleck was sporting last summer for this fall’s upcoming film ‘Argo?’ His family hated it just as much as we did!
Remember last summer when pics started cropping up of Ben Affleck with a scruffy face and an absolutely horrific shaggy ‘do that looked like it had been hit with an overly enthusiastic flat iron? We were somewhat comforted by the fact that the less-than-appealing look was for a movie, Argo, which Ben directed and stars in this month; but hey, at least we’re not the only ones who thought he looked like a big hairy disaster. His family did, too!
“My family unanimously hated the look,” Ben said during a press conference for the movie this past Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Argo is based on Tony Mendez’s account of the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crises, and as such, its stars had to go all vintage when it came to their appearance. So what exactly did his family members have to say about it? Let’s break it down:
His dad: “My dad was like, ‘What kind of work would want you to look like that?!’”
His wife, Jennifer Garner: Alas, we don’t have any sound bytes from Jennifer (which is a shame, because they’d probably be hilarious); but we do have this little tidbit: When one reporter told Ben that she actually liked the shaggy look on him, he replied, “You didn’t have to kiss me!” Draw your own conclusions about what happened when he tried to move in on Jen for a kiss at home.
His daughters, Violet and Seraphina: Although Ben kept trying to explain to his daughters, aged 7 and 3, that his hair and scruff were for work, he says they shot right back with “Why can’t you shave your prickles? Shave your prickles!”
Baby Samuel, who is about seven months old now, was mercifully saved the traumatizing experience due to the fact that he wasn’t alive yet then.
Argo also stars Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman; it hits cinemas on October 12.
Tell us: How do you feel about Ben’s Argo hair?
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.