Kevin Smith has said his recent comments about Jennifer Garner, the wife of his one-time collaborator Ben Affleck, were "blown up. It’s so embarrassing. For years, I’ve been telling the same joke where people will ask if I’ve seen Ben and I say, 'Oh, he’s married now and his wife doesn’t like me!'"
However, Smith acknowledged that there is "a seed of fuckin’ truth to it. She’s not like, “I don’t like Kevin Smith so you’re not allowed to hang out with him,” but I worked with her on Catch and Release, and we don’t have the same sense of humor."
While Smith hasn't seen Affleck in over two years, the actor remains "one of my favorite human beings on the planet because he’s so for-reals, funny, sharp, and witty."
It seems that the dislike between Smith and Garner is mutual. In 2011, Garner was asked about a 2003 Dinner for Five episode in which she threatened to kick Smith's "ass" for teasing Affleck. She insisted there was "no significance to that. We were not together. We had not been together. But Kevin is so harsh and relentless, and anyone who’s worked with Ben has seen that he’s so kind and generous to anyone that he works with—and certainly had been nothing but a gentleman to me, for the record. I couldn’t bear it—the injustice of it all! And Kevin and I still, if I see him, he spends the whole time tearing him down and I’m like, “Well, wait a minute! I think he’s great!”
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