If there's one person who worked extra close with Casey Affleck on Manchester by the Sea, it may just be director Kenneth Lonergan. Perhaps he knows a little more about the actor, right? 

During Live From the Red Carpet, Ryan Seacrest couldn't help but share a comment Kenneth recently made about his star.

Before Casey could hear the confession, however, the actor set the record straight in his own hilarious way.

"You don't have to believe what Kenny says," Casey joked to E! News. "He's a man that writes fiction you know what I'm saying? He sends you a text, are you going to believe it?"

Maybe not after this interview...

Casey Affleck, 2017 Oscars, Academy Awards, Arrivals

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"He's one of our great writers," Casey continued while wearing Louis Vuitton. "But he doesn't write non-fiction. He makes things up."

Ryan further explained that Kenny admitted to giving the star of his movie a hard time about self-esteem.

"He was trying to lower my self-esteem? Kenny likes to beat people up to build himself up," Casey joked.   

All kidding aside, Casey is very proud of Manchester by the Sea, which is nominated for several awards this evening including Best Picture. As for his director, he's a pretty special guy as well.

"He is a world class writer. He takes a lot of time with what he writes," Casey shared. "He's chosen the words very carefully. I wouldn't dare try to start scrambling them up on him. "

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