This evening, France 2 broadcasts Ben Affleck And Rosamund Pykedirected by David Fincher, sir Seven And Fight Club. But did you know that according to the director, the filming of the film was interrupted for four days over a cap?with
During the audio commentary of the film offered on the DVD, David Fincher is quite teasing during a good part of the recording, and even goes so far as to tell an anecdote about a baseball team headgear that Affleck had to wear during the film:
I really wanted him to wear a Yankees cap but (huge sigh), being from Boston and not exactly a professional actor, Ben refused to wear a Yankees cap. We didn’t come to blows, but we had to stop filming for four days.
A compromise was found and in the final scene, the cap worn by the actor is that of the New York Mets team. Questioned about this improbable anecdote by the New York TimesBen Affleck replied:
“I told him, ‘David, I love you, I’ll do anything for you, but I won’t wear the Yankees cap. I can’t. I can’t because I know it’s going to get people talking , David. I’m going to hear about it all my life. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head…
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