Belfast Telegraph

Affleck related to film alter-ego

Ben Affleck has said he could relate to his character in new film Argo.

The Hollywood actor directed and stars as CIA specialist Tony Mendez in the film, based on true events that took place during the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Ben, 40, said that his take on the role was helped by the fact he could identify with the character.

"One thing I could identify with in Tony's life was how being away can take a toll on you because you miss your family," said the actor.

Ben is father to Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and eight-month-old Samuel, with his Daredevil co-star wife Jennifer Garner.

"Children don't have the ability to replace their emotional needs with the understanding that you'll be home at some point," he said.

:: Argo is released on Wednesday, November 7.

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