For Ben Affleck it was business as usual on Wednesday when he dished to ET about the job that "almost killed" him.
At the New York City premiere of 'The Company Men,' Ben chatted about the Oscar buzz surrounding his last movie, 'The Town': "I'm obviously really proud of 'The Town' and really pleased that people got a chance to see it," said the Oscar winner. "I worked with a great cast in that movie. And, you know, writing and directing and all that stuff was so much work it almost killed me, so I'm glad that the movie got to come out."
The actor's latest movie, 'The Company Men,' follows three upper-middle class family men: Bobby Walker (Ben), Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones), who lose their jobs in a corporate downsizing and discover there's more to life than chasing a dollar.
Ben described the contrast in themes of his last two projects, saying, "['The Company Men' is] a small movie about something that really moved me when I read about it… It has a lot of spirit, you know, even though it's about the economic struggles, there's still a lot of hope in the movie."
"It was such a pleasure to be able to work with Ben," said the movie's writer and director John Wells. "He responded to it immediately. He was the first person I sent the script to and he said, 'I wanted to do it.' It was very lucky for me."
'The Company Men' clocks in to theaters Friday, December10.