My mother is my role model, says Ben Affleck

Updated: Feb 25, 2013, 10:54 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor-director Ben Affleck credits his mother for bringing him up to know the rights and wrongs in the world and says she is his role model.

Affleck`s mother, Christine, was the one who got him and his brother Casey into acting via a casting agent she knew, reported Ok! magazine.

"She is an exceptional woman. She has been my role model. She was a really attentive, loving mother and she always made it clear growing up that there is a right way and a wrong way to treat people and that they are not here to tend to my whims and desires," he said.

The 40-year-old, who has kids Violet, seven, Seraphina, four and Samuel with wife Jennifer Garner, also feels grateful to have a healthy family of his own.

"I`m very lucky. And I feel blessed to look around and see that I`ve got a healthy family. And a job! So yeah, I`m in a pretty good zone right now. So far so good. But I say that, and then I`ll go home to everything exploding," he added.