Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Mindy Kaling gush about Chris Messina: 'He made me a greater actor'

  • Chris Messina, one of many stars of the brand new Nike drama “Air,” is beloved by his fellow actors.
  • Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who additionally star within the movie, gushed to The New York Occasions about Messina.
  • And Mindy Kaling, who labored with Messina on “The Mindy Venture,” stated he made her a greater actor.

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Mindy Kaling are all gushing about their fellow actor Chris Messina.

“I all the time search for work for Chris as a result of he is all the time so good,” Affleck instructed The New York Occasions for a profile of the 48-year-old actor.

Affleck’s new flick “Air” — which chronicles Nike’s rise to business dominance with the assistance of Michael Jordan — is the third Affleck-directed movie Messina has acted in.

“Each time he is had the chance, he is all the time carried out greater than I envisioned or imagined,” Affleck instructed The Occasions, including: “I can not say sufficient good issues about him.”

Damon, who stars in and co-produced the movie, additionally spoke extremely of Messina, describing him as an actor’s actor to The Occasions.

Messina is the form of actor “all the opposite actors all the time speak about,” Damon instructed The Occasions. “Did you see him on this? Or, he is in that, that’ll be good.”

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Messina performed Dr. Danny Castellano on “The Mindy Venture” alongside Kaling’s Dr. Mindy Lahiri.


Kaling, who hand-selected Messina to star in her hit present “The Mindy Venture,” instructed The Occasions that he is one of many funniest actors she’s ever labored with as a result of he is simply “so rooted within the reality of his character that he can not help however be humorous.”

“It is nearly exhausting, the extent of honesty and reality he brings to each scene,” Kaling instructed The Occasions. “He was actually listening to my character and reacting if the character did one thing humorous or absurd. He made me a greater actor. I used to be listening higher once I was with Chris, as a result of he set the bar so excessive.”