Transcript for Ben Affleck Addresses Rumors of Potential Political Future
Ben aflfleck has created buzz for many reasons over the year. From his romantic entanglements. There's talk he may jump into politics. And he is dropping a big hint. Ben affleck dropping more than a hint in an interview with gq.Com. He has a verbal smackdown. As the political star and polish has ridden steadily. We think everybody knows hollywood. Reporter: We know him as a movie star and director. His handsome face attracting magazine covers and beautiful women throughout his career. But increasingly, ben affleck's name is coming up as a powerhouse political candidate. Now, in an interview, affleck puts the brakes on all that speculation. Saying politics is ugly, toxic, horrendous and complete bull . Strong words after speculation that affleck might launch a senate bid to fill john kerry's seat now that kerry has been tapped for secondary of state. But affleck says, the answer is, I don't want to run for office. And I don't like working in partisan politics. People get so wound up and so ugly now. My name is ben affleck. Reporter: Last week, affleck testified before congress on security concerns in the congo. He sat down to discuss politics and humanity concerns in africa on "this week." That's something that the united states can really have an impact on. Reporter: But his youthful interest in a political career has been, quote, sublimated into a tremendous disillusion with the political process. Which, as it turns out, is almost entirely about raising money. Affleck goes on to tell gq.Com, I have gotten myself into politics, only to find out it took the wind out of my sail. It's much more interesting from the outside than the inside. He said he could have more of an affect on change working independently rather than a partisan politician. He's very impressive. He's read in on politics. Thank you. Time to check in with weather. Over to ginger zee in chicago.
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