To Viola Davis’s Surprise, Ben Affleck Was Awesome!

Ben Affleck, Viola Davis and Matt Damon attend the World Premiere of Amazon Studio’s AIR at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, March 27, 2023
(photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Viola Davis may have been Michael Jordan’s personal casting choice to play his mother in the film Air, but Jordan’s endorsement alone didn’t make her participation a slam dunk. Davis was, however, especially intrigued with the notion of working with director Ben Affleck. She’d been a fan of his films for a long time, and working with him on Air, she told us, raised her appreciation of him to a whole new level. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)

Air is now playing in theaters.

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