George Clooney was looking for his friend Ben Affleck while filming his new movie.tender bar,
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The Clooney-directed drama, which hits theaters on December 17 and Amazon Prime on January 7, is set largely in a bar where the main characters spend most of their screen time walking around. But the 60-year-old was eager to shoot in such a location with Affleck, 49, because of his past struggles with alcohol.
in a new interview with The Times of LondonOf course, Clooney said he was “worried” that the bar would be a trigger place for the “Argo” director because he’s a “curing alcoholic.”
Affleck first checked into rehab in 2001 and last year was admitted to a new York Times The interview states that his alcohol problem escalated during the end of his marriage to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Oscar winner and “nicknamed” star married from 2005 to 2015.
“I drank relatively normally for a long time,” Affleck told the publication. “What happened was that when my marriage was falling apart, I started drinking more and more. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, caused more marital problems.” So Affleck re-entered rehab in 2017 and in 2018.
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After a rehab stint in August 2018, the father of three wrote a Long social media post about his treatment, “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It has given me the strength and support to talk about my illness with others,” he wrote. “Fighting any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. This is a full time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.”
The “Good Will Hunting” screenwriter continued, “As I have to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure. With acceptance and humility, I do so. I am taking advantage of everyone’s help and I am grateful to everyone who is there for me. I hope I can set an example for others who are struggling down the road.”
“ER” star accepted That he was convinced that he would rather die with strangers filming than helping him.
“If you’re in the public eye, you get that feeling when you’re on the ground thinking it’s the last moment of your life, for some people, it’s just going to be fun for their Facebook page.” is,” he said.
Clooney said, “I’m a pretty positive person, but it clearly told me that you’re really just here for his entertainment. I was waiting for my Switch to go off.”