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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 feeling like it was the proper costume decision.  

By Extra Mustard
October 03, 2014

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."

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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.

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