Ben Affleck will “never, ever forget” the kind gesture that Adam Driver made to guarantee that the eighth birthday of his son Samuel was a success.
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Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday night (March 03), Ben clarified that when Samuel turned eight on February 27, he was filming the movie in London, but told producers he had to be back in Los Angeles for his son’s big day.
“So they set it up where I was shooting right up to the 27th, and then I kinda had to scramble… and I was going to land right in time for his birthday,” he explained. “We had presents set up and everything was getting shipped and sent, and I was gonna pick it up and go to his surprise party.”
When he got off the 11-hour flight, however, Ben knew that something was wrong when he saw the face of one of his assistants.
‘I said,’ Where are the gifts?’ and he said,’ Well, they didn’t come here,” he remembered. “So it meant I had to show up to my son’s party with no gift for him. And there was this sort of sinking, awful feeling.”
“And then he goes, ‘But, there is something! Adam heard it was your son’s birthday. So he called your assistant and got your address and sent some presents, and signed a card and a picture from Kylo Ren’. So I took those presents and went to see my son.”
“I watched him open all the other presents, and then I said, ‘Sam, my presents didn’t get here on time. But I did get a present from somebody who really wanted to make sure you got a gift,’ and he was like, ‘Who?’ And I said, ‘Kylo Ren’.”I watched him open all the other gifts, and then I said, ‘Sam, my gifts didn’t come here on time. But I got a gift from someone who really wanted to make sure you had a gift,’ and he was like, ‘Who?’ And I said, ‘Kylo Ren.’
The actor added, as his voice cracked with emotion: “He opened the presents and I played him the video, and it was an incredibly moving and powerful moment. Adam made me a hero to my kid, and I will never, ever, ever forget that.”