Ben Affleck takes on Trump's ego calling it 'veiled insecurity' as he's promoting his new film Live by Night.
After Donald Trump called Meryl Streep, the acting legend, an “over-rated” actress following her well, critical speech at the Golden Globes 2017 Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck was the latest celebrity who stood by Meryl’s side after the President-elect slammed her.
Ben told Jimmy Kimmel, “If there’s one thing truly in the world that we know is not true, it’s that Meryl Streep is overrated. It’s like [saying] Gandhi: terrible leader! Pick a better shot rather than the person whose photograph actually accompanies ‘great actress.’”
Meryl cleverly used her acceptance speech to address Trump’s mocking of a disabled journalist in November. She said, “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”