Ben Affleck admits to passing on Homeland pilot

Ben Affleck has his wife Jennifer Garner to blame for the fact he passed on directing the pilot episode of Homeland.

The actor revealed at this week’s Artios Awards that he passed up the opportunity to take the helm of the drama series’s first ep due to an agreement with his wife over looking after their kids.

Garner had landed a film role before Affleck was offered the job and due to their agreement Affleck would not be able to head to North Carolina to work on Homeland as he was on babysitting duty.

“I was sure nothing would happen with the show,” Affleck said as he accepted the career achievement award from Jeremy Renner. “Now I hate the f—-g show. I’ve never seen it. I’m going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year.”

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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