Kevin Costner Reflects on ‘Field of Dreams’ Filming

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have left an indelible mark as actors, even during their early days, standing out amidst a crowd of extras, as Kevin Costner recalls. During an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Costner reminisced about encountering the budding stars on the set of ‘Field of Dreams’.

“They were sitting in the stands, like college guys, and they came up, and they both leaned in at the same time, leaned back at the same time, looked at each other at the same time as we talked,” he recounted. “And they had this big enthusiasm. They were on fire. I do remember them, absolutely.”

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Reading a text message from Damon, Kimmel shed light on the memorable moment from the perspective of the actor. “I remember it well,” the text read. “I literally had an Untouchables poster on my wall. He came out and hung around with the extras between setups. I asked him what he was doing, and he said, ‘Shooting the s—’ and I laughed like a 12-year-old girl. It was a big deal for us because he had the exact career that we wanted. He was very nice to us.”

Reflecting on his emotional response to the 11-minute standing ovation at the premiere of ‘Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1’ at Cannes, Costner shared his introspection.

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“I actually started walking my life backwards for a second,” he expressed. “I kinda went back to the beginning and wondering, you know, how I even ended up at a place like that. We all have these dreams of where we wanna be, and I had my own, and I’ve taken some really big bites out of life, and life has taken some really big ones out of me. But I kind of just keep going, and when they started to clap and they didn’t stop, I didn’t really know what — I didn’t f—ing cry. I didn’t cry. My eyes were full.”

‘Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1’ is set to premiere in theatres on 28th June, followed by Chapter 2 on 16th August.

– Farheen Ali