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. We’re told it’s completely untrue.
According to Star, Affleck is “still seeing Playboy Playmate and was actually this close to asking producers of his next movie to find the bombshell a part.” The article then relates how Torrance is about “an alcoholic who loses his wife because of his drinking,” before a so-called “backstage tattle” alleges, “Ben had second thoughts about casting Shauna.” Affleck’s ex, Jennifer Garner, “would have hit the roof” had she been put in the film, adds the tabloid’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 he’s not “still seeing” her. Additionally, Affleck wouldn’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 film’s plot, it has no insight whatsoever into the role Affleck supposedly was thinking for Sexton. And the reason for that is because it’s all made-up. A mutual friend of Gossip Cop and Affleck assures us the claim is not true and “foolish.”
To say Star isn’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 Affleck’s babies. At the time, Gossip Cop shot down the phony claim, and it’s abundantly clear now we were 100 percent right, while the tabloid was woefully wrong.
It’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 “still seeing” 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.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.