Ben Affleck was not going to cast Shauna Sexton in his upcoming movie Torrance, despite a tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim. Weâ€™re told itâ€™s completely untrue.
According to Star, Affleck is â€śstill seeing Playboy Playmate and was actually this close to asking producers of his next movie to find the bombshell a part.â€ť The article then relates how Torrance is about â€śan alcoholic who loses his wife because of his drinking,â€ť before a so-called â€śbackstage tattleâ€ť alleges, â€śBen had second thoughts about casting Shauna.â€ť Affleckâ€™s ex, Jennifer Garner, â€śwould have hit the roofâ€ť had she been put in the film, adds the tabloidâ€™s unnamed and untraceable source.
The report, however, is riddled with errors. For starters, Affleck and Sexton split up not long after he left rehab, so heâ€™s not â€śstill seeingâ€ť her. Additionally, Affleck wouldnâ€™t exactly have to ask producers to cast Sexton, since he himself is one of the producers of Torrance. And lastly, Affleck never ever contemplated casting his brief fling in the film. As far as Gossip Cop can tell, Sexton has never been in a movie before.
Glaringly, while the magazine offers a brief description of the filmâ€™s plot, it has no insight whatsoever into the role Affleck supposedly was thinking for Sexton. And the reason for that is because itâ€™s all made-up. A mutual friend of Gossip Cop and Affleck assures us the claim is not true and â€śfoolish.â€ť
To say Star isnâ€™t exactly a reliable source of information about the actor would be an understatement. Three months ago, the magazine published a cover story that maintained Garner and his ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus were both pregnant with Affleckâ€™s babies. At the time, Gossip Cop shot down the phony claim, and itâ€™s abundantly clear now we were 100 percent right, while the tabloid was woefully wrong.
Itâ€™s also important to note the magazine is a sister publication of RadarOnline and the National Enquirer, and sometimes shares the same staff and stories. While Star maintains the actor is â€śstill seeingâ€ť the Playboy Playmate, just a week and a half ago, RadarOnline alleged Matt Damon convinced Affleck to dump Sexton. And just a couple of weeks before that, the Enquirer swore up and down that Affleck was marrying Sexton in rehab.
None of the aforementioned stories were true and neither is the latest article about Affleck. The actor-producer never thought about casting Sexton in Torrance.