Ben Affleck Is ‘Mr. Boston’

Ben Affleck

Richard Young/Startraks

updated 07/12/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 07/12/2010 AT 9:00 AM ET

You’ve seen him on-screen in dozens of movies, but what’s Boston-native Ben Affleck like when the cameras aren’t rolling?

“He’s kind of what you expect,” Rebecca Hall, his costar in his upcoming film, The Town, tells W magazine in its August issue. “He s incredibly smart; he s good fun. It s got to be odd being that famous, especially in Boston, where he can’t walk a block without having to put his hood up.”

Although Affleck was born in Berkeley, Calif., he moved to Cambridge, Mass., when he was young. And this inspires Hall’s nickname for Affleck: “Mr. Boston.”


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