Ben Affleck refused to wear Yankees Hat in 'Gone Girl'
Ben Affleck said the only time when David Fincher and he did not see eye to eye was when the 'Gone Girl' director asked him to wear a Yankees hat in one of the scenes.
New York: Ben Affleck said the only time when David Fincher and he did not see eye to eye was when the 'Gone Girl' director asked him to wear a Yankees hat in one of the scenes.
Affleck, a die-hard Red Sox fan, told Fincher he would simply not wear the hat, something that led to a small argument, reports suggest.
"I said, 'David, I love you, I would do anything for you,'" Affleck, 42, said.
"'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."
Affleck and Fincher argued about the hat while filming a scene in which Affleck's character attempts to avoid recognition inside a New York airport.
"That was the only fight David and I had and it was a legitimate fight."
Fincher said "it was like it's foregone, it's destiny" but Affleck stood his ground.
"It was an uprising; it was a coup, I rioted. It was a one-man riot against the Yankees."
After some "shuttle diplomacy, so much back-and-forth," the actor ended up wearing a Mets hat.
"This was very Switzerland," Affleck said of the compromise.