Ben Affleck Says His Daughters Don't "Give a S--t About Batman" Because They Both Prefer Frozen

Actor also reveals that his Batsuit costs $100,000

By Zach Johnson Sep 30, 2014 1:40 PMTags

Batman can't compete with Disney princesses.

Ben Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill in the upcoming blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but his three children with wife Jennifer Garner are less than impressed by his role. "People always say, 'Are your kids into it?' No, they're not," he said on NBC's The Tonight Show Monday. "If I was doing the sequel to Frozen, I would be a hero. My two older daughters could give a s--t about Batman."

"They love Frozen. And the indignity is so great that they have now passed that affection onto my [son Samuel, 2]. He's like, 'Papa, can I watch Frozen?' and I'm like, 'No, dude! It's not on again!' So, I've been looking for different versions, like littler, compressed Frozen," Affleck, 42, continued. "Also, you know, Disney takes it off the web. So, evidently you did a bit of Frozen with Idina Menzel, who's got an incredible voice. It's great and it's also just two and a half minutes, so you don't do the whole movie."

"I started showing that to my son and he loved it. He goes crazy for it. And then he wants me to sing along. And you can't tell your son—because you're supposed to be his hero—that you can't sing," Affleck said. He tried singing the chorus to "Let It Go" quietly, but his son wasn't having it. "He's started being like, 'No, papa! Do it like the man!' I was like, 'First of all, I'm your father! Jimmy Fallon's not the man! I'm the man! Let me tell you about the man. The man holds baby blocks and claps them together.' So there I am at home going, 'Let it go! Is this like the man? Let it go.' Thank you very much for that."

Earlier that day, Affleck talked about beefing up to play Batman on Live! With Kelly and Michael. "I have been working out. This isn't a role you can do and not exercise for," he said. "Audiences have an increasing expectation. Like in the '50s, you could just be Burt Lancaster and be, like, tall. That was OK. Now you see guys like Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans and all these guys whose bodies [make you] think, 'How is that even possible?' Exercising is as much of the job now in some ways as the rest of it."

The costume was tailored to fit Affleck's body. "I asked them, 'So, how about maybe taking the suit home at the end of the thing?' And they were like, 'For $100,000 we could!' I was like, 'Maybe I'll just take a picture.' A lot goes into it...These movies have become a big deal so they spend a lot of money.'"

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