"Jen actually thinks some of the memes are funny," the source revealed.
Jennifer Lopez is making fun of people's obsession with her husband Ben Affleck's less-than-thrilled facial expressions. The 53-year-old shared a preview of Affleck's upcoming movie AIR which also stars Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Jason Bateman, and Chris Messina. "AIR … cannot wait!" Lopez wrote in the caption on Twitter. The video starts with the words, “MY HUSBAND’S HAPPY FACE” written across the screen which pokes fun at Affleck's glum expression at the 2023 Grammy Awards on February 5.
Ben Affleck is every introvert everywhere. You can see his batteries draining in real time. Man is already at 23% #GRAMMYs #SaveBen pic.twitter.com/Yv5zmzbPhr— Dr. Kinda Decent Human (@amsi81) February 6, 2023
The upcoming biographical comedy-drama film which will be out in theaters on April 5 is directed by Ben Affleck and written by Alex Convery. The 50-year-old plays Philip Knight, the co-founder of Nike, Inc., and Damon, 52, plays sports marketing exec Sonny Vaccaro, who helped sign Michael Jordan to Nike and launch Air Jordan sneakers.
"AIR reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike's fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand," an official synopsis said, according to PEOPLE.
"This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son's immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time," the official synopsis added.
AIR … cannot wait! @AIRmovie Starring #MattDamon, @ViolaDavis, #JasonBateman, @ChrisTuckerReal, #ChrisMessina &— jlo (@JLo) February 9, 2023
Directed by @BenAffleck pic.twitter.com/dhdUxFGMme
As for Affleck's appearance at the Grammys, sources revealed what the newlyweds thought about the Internet frenzy surrounding it to ET. "Jen and Ben are both aware of the memes of Ben circulating," the insider shared. "She had shown him a few photos that night and he just brushed it off. He is not fazed by what the internet has to say about him," they added. The couple isn't paying much attention to the noise around it but "Jen actually thinks some of the memes are funny," they revealed.
"J.Lo showed Ben Affleck the phone and was like, 'Oh my god, honey, look at this meme circulating about you,' and he was like, 'Oh god, this again.'"https://t.co/OVxsweV1hx— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) February 8, 2023
Affleck's sad face has been turned into memes several times since 2017. It all began with an interview while promoting the film Batman vs. Superman where co-star Henry Cavill answered a question while Affleck just seemed completely disconnected. Someone soundtracked the clip to Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence and made it go viral. Another instance included a time during the lockdown when the actor was struggling to pick up his daily Dunkin iced coffee delivery.
However, the actor is proving he does have a sense of humor and is taking his love for Dunkin' to the Super Bowl. Dunkin's first Super Bowl commercial will star the 50-year-old star and also have a cameo from his wife, reported PEOPLE.
The couple seems to be incredibly clever with marketing strategies for their upcoming projects and using Internet humor to work in their favor.
#BenAffleck runs on #Dunkin'! pic.twitter.com/TvutvjO8xk— Access Hollywood (@accesshollywood) February 9, 2023
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