Did New England Native Ben Affleck Really Stop Filming a Movie Over a Yankees Hat?
I was watching the psychological thriller Gone Girl, and when the scene came up with Ben Affleck in a baseball cap, I totally remembered that rumor about production shutting down for four days because Ben refused to wear a Yankees baseball hat. While we're basically in Yankee's territory, half of Connecticut is also all about the Red Sox so I had to look into this again.
We know that the wardrobe is crucial in movies, and in this case, it's rumored that the director wanted Ben's character to wear a Yankees cap. Now, I'm not sure why the cap Ben's character wears really matters since the movie takes place in Missouri. However, since Ben is a Bostonian and Red Sox fan through and through, donning a Yankees hat is about as blasphemous as you can get. Any Yankees fan would feel the same, I'm sure, celebrity or not. So was it really as dramatic as it sounds? Did an argument between Ben and director David Fincher over a cap really cause a temporary shutdown of Gone Girl for four days? As with any Hollywood rumor, it depends on who you ask.
According to the website scenerant.com, it's an exaggeration. Ben's character Nick did wear a baseball hat, which turned out to be a Mets cap. So, the debate was most likely a real thing, but not as dramatic as we probably want it to be. Or was it? According to the website sportskeeda.com, it's absolutely a true story, and Ben and David came to an eventual agreement choosing the Mets cap. Again, why wearing a New York-based team was so imperative who knows? Did I miss something in the movie?
I'm choosing to believe it's a true story since I just watched the movie and love the dramatics of it all. Hey, what can I say, I love the Hollywood fun.
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