The 'Air' co-stars were discussing the popular word game when Affleck took to making fun of his long-time pal.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have been friends for more than four decades. Just like any great pal, Affleck took a dig at his friend on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on April 3 when Clarkson questioned the "Air" star about their celebrity Wordle group with Bradley Cooper, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman.
Affleck said that he had been “velvet-roped” by Damon from participating with them in the popular word game, reported HuffPost.
Damon then over-explained the Wordle spinoffs they played, and Affleck finally snapped, “All right, Will Hunting.” The dig made Kelly Clarkson laugh and another “Air” guest, Chris Tucker, cracked up as well.
Damon, of course, played the math genius Will Hunting in “Good Will Hunting,” while Affleck played the role of his best friend. The duo co-wrote the movie and won a screenwriting Academy Award in 1998.
Recently, the two actors also revealed that they once shared bank accounts when they started as actors, reported PEOPLE. In a recent episode of "The Bill Simmons Podcast," the actors explained that they shared a bank account starting in the late 1980s. "It was unusual, but we needed the money for auditions," Damon, 50, said of sharing his money with his former roommate, calling it "a weird thing in retrospect."
He further recalled, "As long as one of us had money, we knew that the power wasn't going to get shut off. I remember after doing Geronimo, I was like, f---, I probably had like 35 grand in the bank. I was like [to Affleck], 'We're good! We're good for a year!'"
"You were allowed to take out $10 and get quarters and go to [the arcade] and play video games," Damon recalled. "Eventually we were allowed to try to buy beer, which never f---ing worked. I think that attitude really helped us in ways we couldn't anticipate," Affleck said. "Matt and I always felt like we're in it together. Like, 'Hey, I want to get the part, but I want you to get the part [too]."
Affleck and Damon met when they were kids in Boston and even graduated from the same high school. They started auditioning together and landed their first role in the movie, "School Ties" in 1992. They also starred in several other movies, including 1997's "Good Will Hunting," for which they won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Now, 40 years later, they starred together in "The Last Duel" (2021), a historical action-drama film directed by Ridley Scott and costarring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. This year, the duo stars in the new film, "AIR", which is also directed by Affleck. It is the first film from their new production company Artists Equity and comes to theatres on April 5.
Affleck and Damon's friendship could not have been more wholesome and we just love it!