‘It definitely wasn’t me’: Casey Affleck says he didn’t toss cardboard figure of Ana de Armas … following brother Ben’s split with actress
Casey Affleck on Thursday denied that he was in disguise at his brother Ben Affleck’s house earlier this week, dressed as a landscaper tossing in the trash a cardboard figure of Ana de Armas following Ben’s split with the actress.
‘No, that’s not me,’ the 45-year-old actor told ET correspondent Rachel Smith Thursday. ‘A bunch of people sent that picture to me and I was gonna tweet some, like, joke, response or something.
‘And then I couldn’t think of one and a joke didn’t seem appropriate. And I don’t have Twitter so that wasn’t going to work. But it definitely wasn’t me.’
The latest: Casey Affleck, 45, on Thursday denied that he was in disguise at his brother Ben Affleck’s house earlier this week, dressed as a landscaper tossing in the trash a cardboard figure of Ana de Armas following Ben’s split with the actress
The Academy Award-winning actor told the outlet that he couldn’t even confirm the breakup of the celeb couple, saying, ‘I can’t even really say if they have totally broken up for good or whatever. I would leave that to them to speak to.’
The Manchester By the Sea star, without getting into specifics, pointed to strain on ‘people in relationships’ brought about by the coronavirus lockdown implemented last March amid the spread of the pandemic.
‘The reality is, I think that this year has been really hard on people in relationships,’ Affleck said. ‘I wouldn’t know because I’ve been single, but I bet there are a lot of people that have, you know, it’s been challenging to relationships.
‘And I think that Ana is just the sweetest, funniest, smartest, most charming person. I think she won’t have any problems meeting somebody else.’
Praise: Casey called de Armas ‘just the sweetest, funniest, smartest, most charming person.’ She was snapped in Paris last year
Loyal: Casey said he’d ‘be there to carry Ben through it, but I don’t think he’ll have any problems;’ Affleck was snapped last year in LA
Popular: The idea it was the Oscar-winner tossing the cutout spurred chat on Twitter
The father of two – to sons 16-year-old Indiana and 13-year-old Atticus, with ex Summer Phoenix, 42 – told the outlet he has ‘no idea’ if his sibling and the actress will get back together, noting he’d ‘be sorry if it doesn’t work out.’
He continued: ‘I think she’s a catch in every way. And I’ll be there to carry Ben through it, but I don’t think he’ll have any problems. My advice to them would be like, “Yes, think long and hard about it, because quarantine is not fun if you’re single.”‘
The Massachusetts native touted de Armas’s work in the yet-to-be-released movie Blonde, saying the actress could ‘win an Oscar next year’ for her work in the Andrew Dominik-directed film, which also features Bobby Cannavale and Adrien Brody.
‘I saw her performance as Marilyn Monroe in this movie called Blonde, which hasn’t come out, and I would bet a lot that she’s gonna pick up every single award,’ Affleck said. ‘She’s gonna have a good year. I’m not too worried about her.’