During a scene set at a New York airport, Mr. Affleck’s character, Nick Dunne, tries to evade recognition by donning a baseball hat.
Mr. Fincher, Mr. Affleck said, wanted the character to wear a Yankees cap, because he believed that worked best for the movie. But Mr. Affleck, a diehard Red Sox fan, would have none of it.
“I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,’” Mr. Affleck recalled. “‘But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can’t do it.’ And I couldn’t put it on my head.”
Finally, after what Mr. Affleck described as “a lot of shuttle diplomacy, so much back-and-forth,” they compromised: Mr. Affleck wore a Mets hat.
I could not be more proud of Ben Affleck right now.
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