That Time Ben Affleck’s ‘Potty Mouth’ Almost Cost Him A Classic Role

For real, who even calls it that? I know this was 25 years ago, but it makes Mallrats sound like a 1940s talkie. As it turns out, though, Ben Affleck had an ace up his sleeve. The day that he was coming in to audition for Mallrats, the trades reported that Affleck and Matt Damon had sold their screenplay, Good Will Hunting. Smith actually asked Affleck why he was auditioning, given the fact he just sold a screenplay. Affleck said that he still wanted to act, so he read for the role of TS.

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