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Ben  Opens Up About His Kids Possibly Becoming Actors
Ben Affleck stepped out on Sunday at an event in California, where he admitted that he’s unsure whether he wants his three children to take up acting

“I think it’s a hard thing. I love being an actor, I got into it as a child and I wouldn’t change that. But I also wouldn’t want to take my kids and push them out there before they were 18,” Affleck said. “If they are 18 and they want to make those choices and do that kind of thing, that’s fine. But being a child actor, I just know too much of the downside of what that can be like.”

He added: “I had some great rewards, and I probably wouldn’t have made it as an adult had I not built up that body of work as a kid, so it’s a strange thing. My kids would be good in the school play. If they can handle that, they’re in good shape.”

As for how he’s survived so long in the movie industry, Affleck credited his “thick skin.”

“You know you have to have a certain thickness of skin in this business because success and failure, as a performer, are really two sides of the same coin,” he said.

“You’re putting yourself out there and being evaluated, and it doesn’t go one way, all the way, every time.”