BATMAN Actor Ben Affleck Recalls Humiliating BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLATER Role...Which Was Dubbed Over!

BATMAN Actor Ben Affleck Recalls Humiliating BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLATER Role...Which Was Dubbed Over! BATMAN Actor Ben Affleck Recalls Humiliating BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLATER Role...Which Was Dubbed Over!

Justice League star Ben Affleck has reflected on his brief role in 1992's Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, recalling the humiliating experience of having his couple of lines dubbed over in post-production.

By JoshWilding - Apr 18, 2023 06:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Television

These days, Ben Affleck is one of the most recognisable movie stars (and filmmakers) on the planet. However, like many actors, there was a time when he was struggling to make an impact in Hollywood, and one of his earliest roles was in 1992's ill-fated Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. 

During a recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden to discuss Air, Affleck reflected on this bit part and the fact his few lines ended up being dubbed over in post-production. 

"I went and saw the movie with some friends. I sounded very different. I realized right then that they re-recorded my lines," Affleck, who played Basketball Player #10 in the 1992 comedy horror, recalled. "I was so bad...the director was obviously like, 'I can’t hear the voice again!'"

"They had to pay someone to come in and say ['Take it, man'], because apparently, I couldn’t say that convincingly enough."

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy Summers, and while it performed fairly well at the box office, it flopped with critics. As a result, writer Joss Whedon decided to revisit the franchise half a decade later, albeit as a TV series that would go on to find great success (Sarah Michelle Gellar took over the role in a show that spawned seven seasons and a successful spin-off in Angel). 

The hope now is that Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be rebooted, though one such project - with a Black lead - appears to have stalled in recent years. 

As for Affleck, he's moved on from the DC Universe and will bid farewell to Batman after The Flash is released this June. Air is his best-reviewed movie as a director and one that's proven to be a box office hit across the globe.

Check out the full interview below. 

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