(Reuters) – Ben Affleck’s new film “The Way Back” finds the actor participating in a part he appreciates only too nicely – an alcoholic who goes through relatives strife and divorce ahead of discovering renewed hope in life.
Immediately after baring his soul about his own struggles with alcoholic beverages, his three outings to rehab and the significantly publicized collapse of his relationship to actress Jennifer Garner, Affleck also finds himself in the unforeseen part of a spokesman for habit.
“I was a minor little bit shocked that the degree to which my currently being a recovering alcoholic, and I’m participating in a person in this film, affected individuals,” Affleck, 47, said.
“I’m delighted. There is nothing heroic about it (but) it’s possible it is helpful for individuals to see that its not the conclusion,” he said.
“The Way Back”, opening in U.S. film theaters on Friday, is successful Affleck