You can keep your leaked celebrity nude candids, shot on iPhones in hotels and bathrooms around the globe. When Ben Affleck’s ready to go nude, he does it on the big screen… preferably in IMAX!
The Oscar-winning actor-director addressed the prevalent rumor that he appears nude in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which opens in theaters this week. Nevermind all of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice questions. MTV News wanted to get to the root of this revealing side of Mr. Affleck. And the actor confirmed:
There’s some brief, ah, very brief nudity, I think. The penis is in there! It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay fifteen bucks to see it in 3D… it’s better in 3D."
He’s kidding about the 3D IMAX. David Fincher would never kowtow to such tricks, as they’d interfere with his precise mood. But Affleck confirming the on-screen nudity had me scratching my head. I’ve seen Gone Girl. (Read my review of it right here.) And for the life of me, I can’t remember a scene where we get to see the Argo director and Gigli star going "The Full Affleck." It must be during (mild spoiler alert) a shower scene near the end of the film, where Affleck’s character – Nick Dunne – confronts another character under the harsh soak of the shower water. I think this is what Affleck means by "very brief nudity," because it’s no more memorable than when you normally see an actor in a shower scene. And, no offense to Affleck, I don’t remember seeing his privates.
Still, Ben Affleck says this is all par for the course with the story David Fincher wanted to tell in Gone Girl. The actor says that his director planned to make a "warts and all movie. It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character." Or, see his naked belly in a shower scene.
Gone Girl adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about the search for a missing woman (played by Rosamund Pike), which expands to eventually suspect her abandoned husband (played by Affleck). It is Fincher’s tenth movie, another crime thriller with a sinister twist that falls in line with other great Fincher works like Se7en and Zodiac. The movie opens in theaters on Oct. 3, and is primed for a lengthy Oscar run this season.