EW: You’re currently working on Gone Girl, which is based on Gillian Flynn’s best-seller. We at EW might be a little a more interested than most, since Gillian was a beloved co-worker here for several years.
Ben Affleck: She told me all the secrets of EW — all the backroom sh-t that goes on there, so I know all about it! Gillian is amazing. She’s really cool, really down to earth. A lot of writers can be fussy or defensive, or if you want to alter anything, there can be a confrontational vibe that develops. She is so smart and if you have a question and you want to change, she’ll come up with an even smarter work-around. I got to rehearse with her for like a month and she really was real partners with David [Fincher] in developing that screenplay in a way that I have not seen a director and a writer be partners.