Actor Ben Affleck wants to take on more roles in family films because he wants his children to see his work. The 45-year-old actor’s filmography includes many adult dramas and thrillers, such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Gone Girl” and “The Accountant”.
It has only been his performances as Batman in the DC Universe films which have been suitable for his children — Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.
“He’s searching for a role in a fun, PG movie … He wants to be his kids’ hero … Ben’s kids love old Disney movies like ‘The
Absent-Minded Professor’, so he’d love to do a remake of one of those,” said a source.
Affleck raises his children with his former wife and actress Jennifer Garner.
Despite his wish to land a family friendly role Affleck’s next project is drama ‘The Has-Been’, in which he’ll play a former basketball player struggling with addiction, and a sequel to crime thriller ‘The Accountant’ is also in the pipeline.
Affleck previously admitted his attempts to impress his kids as Batman backfired as his daughters preferred Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in ‘Justice League’.
He said: ”For my oldest daughter, I’m already embarrassing, you know what I mean? I’m like, ‘How can I be embarrassing? I’m Batman. That embarrasses you?’ She’s like, ‘Dad, pick me up down the street.’
”The girls were into Wonder Woman. I like to think they were into Batman a little, but my girls [were] definitely into Wonder Woman.”>