Sometimes even an Oscar-winning actor and the nation’s top diplomat have clumsy moments.
Before they got down to the serious business of talking about the humanitarian crisis in the Congo, actor Ben Affleck and Secretary of State John Kerry had to take part in the time-honored ritual of gripping-and-grinning before the press.
But the “grip” part went slightly awry: Affleck said he was working out for his new role as Batman, telling Kerry, “I want to look like you.”
Then he reached out, seemingly to grab Kerry’s bicep, and the whole thing just got awkward.
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