Leah Remini recalls her very first scene with Ben Affleck from Glory Daze in 1995: “I Was Petrified”


Lea Remini saw her again Dazed glory with Ben affleck!

The actress spoke to PEOPLE (the TV show!)s host Kay Adams this week about all things Brain teaser when she remembers working with Affleck on the 1995 film.

Earlier this month, Remini shared a clip of herself, Affleck, and Brendan Fraser in a scene from the film, which also starred Alyssa Milano and French Stewart, as well as Matthew McConaughey and Sam rockwell in minor roles.

When Adams asked Remini what she remembered most about working alongside a young Affleck, the Brain teaser the host jokingly admitted: “Nothing”.

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“I was petrified. I was just petrified,” Remini said of his collaboration with the actor. “I remember Brendan [Fraser] who was so sweet to me. “

“And then the guy at the end of that clip where our face is out the window, yelling at Ben Affleck, right? He’s made me laugh so many times,” Remini noted of the actor Jay Lacopo, who played a bus driver in the film. “I was by no means established to say to myself ‘Fuck you. I’m laughing.’ See what I mean? I was petrified.

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She added, “I was horrified because I kept messing up takes because this guy in the clip was so funny in real life. He kept doing different things, and so he kept doing me. to laugh.”

Remini also revealed who she thinks is most likely to win People puzzle: her best friend Jennifer lopez or Affleck?

“Ben,” she shared, adding that she even brought her favorite board game, Rummikub, to Lopez’s house where she played Affleck.

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“I just wanted to make sure they had my game there in case when I came over we were playing the game,” she said. “And so I quickly explained it to him thinking he would lose. And I maybe didn’t say everything he was supposed to do, but he was catching up, which I wasn’t happy about. And I was like, ‘We have to stop. I have to go. I have things to do.’

In July, Lopez and Affleck, who started dating in late April, attended Remini’s 51st birthday party where they took a photo together in a photo booth.

At the time, Remini shared a video from his starry night, which included the photo of his two famous friends.

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“I wanted to share a little video of my birthday with all of you because I received so much love from you on my birthday but also every day,” wrote Remini, whose birthday was June 15th. .

In the grayscale image, seen around 32 seconds into the footage, Affleck has his arms around Lopez and Remini as they hug him from both sides. Lopez puts his hand on Affleck’s chest.

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Lopez and Affleck have been seen together often since, celebrating Lopez’s 52nd birthday with a mediterranean tour, taking their respective children on family outings in LA. and even share a kiss in the busy streets of New York.

Brain teaser Airs Monday through Friday weeknights at 6 p.m. ET on the Game Show Network.

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