Why Janina Gavankar Calls Her ‘The Way Back’ Co-Star Ben Affleck Her ‘Artist Ally for Life’

On her last day of filming “The Way Back,” Janina Gavankar says Ben Affleck had a funny, if awkward, question for her.“He didn’t know how to ask me this, but he was like, ‘Where did you…? Where did you…?’ And I finished his sentence.

I was like, ‘Where did I come from?’” Gavankar told Variety.

“I said, ‘Ben, I’ve been [acting] for 15 years.

I’ve been marginalized for 15 years.

There was no way I would get to act across from you in any of these years until now.’”Gavankar, 39, plays Affleck’s estranged wife in the Gavin O’Connor-directed feature, a relationship strained by both addiction and personal tragedy.And if Affleck’s question landed as slightly awkward, it’s because for over a decade, Gavankar has built up her resume with a slew of TV roles and various creative endeavors, in everything from music to gaming.“One,

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