ben affleck red sox

For a scene in Ben Affleck’s upcoming “Gone Girl”, the script required Affleck to put on a baseball cap. Director David Fincher asked for Affleck to put on a New York Yankees cap for the scene. Affleck, ever the Red Sox fan, refused.

Per the New York Times:

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.”

The two compromised with a New York Mets cap, because no one has any actual strong feeling about the New York Mets.

[For the Win] [New York Times]