The funniest celebrity interview moment of the week goes to Sienna Miller, hands down.
During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the actor was discussing all the Hollywood heartthrobs she’s worked with throughout her career over the past 20 years. Things took a hilarious turn when the conversation turned to her 2016 film, Live By Night. In the gangster flick set in the prohibition era, Miller starred opposite Ben Affleck, but the romantic chemistry just wasn’t there. Her words, not mine.
“Ben Affleck was like my brother,” Miller said of the actor. “I’ve never laughed so much in my life.” While Miller was absolutely gushing about Affleck, the Anatomy of a Scandal star said they “couldn’t be less attracted to each other,” which doesn’t sound ideal when you’re playing lovers.
“We had zero chemistry whatsoever. It was hysterical,” she continued. “We were supposed to sort of be in love. We were like, we could not be less attracted to each other, which was hysterical. He
has an enormous head. I have a small one. So they’d have to like put me slightly ahead of him. He directed the movie and I could barely look at him for laughing the whole time.”
Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper were the actors Sienna Miller said she would most like to work with again, but the interview still reminds me of that time Jennifer Lopez called the 6.1-carat pink diamond engagement ring Affleck gave her in 2002 “whatever.” Don’t worry, he’s having the last laugh now.
Miller also revealed to Barrymore that she is currently in a relationship, which puts her in the perfect position to play matchmaker for the single talk show host. “I’m making a list,” she told Barrymore. “I’m like Emma from [Jane Austen]. I’m a good matchmaker and I’m on it.”