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Ben Affleck defends huge back tattoo

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Hollywood star has come to the defence of his controversial back and says it represents something important.

The and director told TV personality that the colourful phoenix "represents something really important" to him, reports

"There was a photo of your back that got a lot of attention," DeGeneres said after she and discussed his new film "Triple Frontier".

"It did, not so much positive," responded. DeGeneres followed up, calling it "a commitment".

As the "Gone Girl" started to explain, Ellen said that it was "rising from your a--."

"It's a phoenix, rising from my a**," Affleck acknowledged. "I was about to say it represents something really important to me, but maybe, just, we'll skip that.

"It's meaningful to me, I like it. It's something that I sort of kept private. It wasn't like I was sort of doing photo shoots or whatever. We didn't know the paparazzi was there so they got a picture of my and yeah the sentiment ran against," he said.

But despite criticism, the "Argo" star stood by the tattoo, adding: "I love my tattoo. I'm very happy with it."

In a March 2016 interview, Affleck had said the phoenix was "fake for a movie", but two years later when it was still there, another publication issued an article criticising the tattoo.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:06 IST