For those of you that may have forgotten Batman himself, Ben Affleck had a quick role in Fran Rubel Kuzui & Joss Whedon’s 90’s vampire cult-comedy classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
And today the I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney actor revealed that when he first saw the movie, he was surprised to discover his performance was so bad that the director had his only line had been dubbed over.
Affleck tells The Jess Cagle Show: “Apparently, I am so bad in that movie that my one line — it was ‘take it,’ I think — I thought it was fine and the director seemed happy. I went to the movie — I didn’t get premiere tickets or anything — and I was like… that is not my voice! That is not me! Apparently the director hated my performance so much that she looped the entire performance, which was one line. Yes, I was dubbed. In English!“
Haha. Nice. At least the man can make fun of the early role. Check out the video HERE.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer centers on Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson) whose life is turned upside down after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he’s been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again.
It sports a 35% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s supernatural coming of age tale is let down by poor directing and even poorer plotting — though Kristy Swanson and Paul Reubens’ game performances still manage to slay.