Image copyright Warner Bros. Image caption Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have been rumoured to be together again
Ben Affleck said he was thankful for the opportunities he had “expressed” himself given the difficult decisions he’d made in the past.
His comments come after he has been linked to the dancer and singer Jennifer Lopez, reports Elle magazine.
Affleck, 45, who has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, added that he wanted people to be able to “look past the mistakes” he’d made in the past.
The actor co-starred with Lopez, 48, in the film Gigli.
He told Elle that his parents, who are also actors, had not spoken about his starring in the movie.
He said his love of acting was formed while watching his father work on stage.
“When I was young, I was very sensitive to every thing he did, and very, very involved in what he was doing,” he said.
“I’m very lucky in that way – I have an intrinsic sense of what the value is and to be involved in that.”
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorced in 2015
He was married to Garner from 2005 to 2015.
His last movie was The Accountant, in which he starred alongside Anna Kendrick and Jena Malone.
Affleck said he looked to people like Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith for inspiration.
“If you look at Judd and Kevin, you go, ‘Wow! What was that? That’s all of us’.”
Some people on social media have said Affleck’s comments are meant for his three children, not his ex-wife.