To allay any concerns that Ben Affleck's decision to drop out of the upcoming comedy flick Focus had anything to do with Kristen Stewart, Affleck has spoken up to ensure the world that he indeed "loves" Stewart and it was a scheduling issue which drew him away from the film.
Speaking to MTV's Josh Horowitz at the National Board of Review Awards in support of his movie Argo on Tuesday, Affleck explained, "Basically I'm doing this movie called 'Live By Night' and I'm trying to meet this schedule in order to do it to meet the backend, so that I can have it released at the right time, and I just hadn't gotten enough writing done and it became clear that if I took that job and was in Buenos Aires for three months, I'd have to miss the deadline."
"I had to choose between getting the movie out when I wanted to or doing this one," he continued. "So, reluctantly I chose the latter but I love those guys, I love Kristen. I was really excited to work with her. I think the movie is going to be fabulous. I'm sure they'll find a great guy for it."
So, there you have it. As if there was any doubt.
Stewart previously said to MTV about the movie, "it's a really good story. I know the other day, the only thing I've said about it is that it's a comedy ... I find it so funny ... It's really broad, really broad. Me and Ben are really gonna go for it. But it is really funny. It's a great story."
Hopefully, whoever does land the role opposite her is just as down to "go for it."