Actor/writer/director Ben Affleck praised Oklahoma Monday night when he appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Affleck is starring with Javier Bardem, Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in a new film from director Terrence Malick, and the as-yet-untitled project has been shooting in Bartlesville. (Affleck replaced Christian Bale on the project when the “Batman Begins” star dropped out.)
Affleck appeared on Kimmel’s late-night program to promote his forthcoming drama “The Company Men,” due in theaters Dec. 10. Like many of his films, including his latest “The Town” and his most famous “Good Will Hunting,” “The Company Men” is set in Affleck’s hometown of Boston.
Kimmel joked, “You’ve finally done a film set in Boston. That’s great. You know there are other places, right. If you look at a map, you’ll see all sorts of city names, and you can go to any of them.”
Affleck used that opening to chat about his experiences in Oklahoma.
“I am always trying to do movies elsewhere. … Actually, I just did a movie in Oklahoma, so there you go,” he said. “That was great. It was kind of the opposite (of Boston). Everybody was really friendly. I didn’t know places like this existed. You leave your wallet in the store and somebody calls you, ‘Hey you left your wallet and $1,000.’ Really? You go down the street and people wave.”
“And people don’t do that in Boston?” Kimmel asked.
“Uh, they express similar feelings in different ways,” Affleck joked, saying you might get a call about your lost wallet, but the money would be gone.
Affleck and Kimmel also chatted about Thanksgiving, Disneyland, awards season and, of course, their fake romance.
To watch Monday’s episode featuring Affleck, click here. Kimmel’s interview with Affleck starts at about 14:30.