Ben Affleck recently told The New York Times that he refused to wear a Yankees hat while filming a scene in the recently released movie Gone Girl, despite director David Fincher's contention that it was the proper costume decision.
During a scene set at a New York airport, Mr. Affleck's character, Nick Dunne, tries to evade recognition by donning a baseball hat. Mr. Fincher, Mr. Affleck said, wanted the character to wear a Yankees cap, because he believed that worked best for the movie.
But Mr. Affleck, a diehard Red Sox fan, would have none of it.
"I said, ‘David, I love you, I would do anything for you,'" Mr. Affleck recalled. "‘But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can't. I can't wear it because it's going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can't do it.' And I couldn't put it on my head."
In the end, they compromised on a Mets cap to maintain the integrity of the movie, while preventing Affleck from endless mockery in his native Boston.
- Brendan Maloy