Ben Affleck addresses politics rumours

Could the actor-turned-director be planning a career in Washington?

Ben Affleck has spoken about a potential future career in politics.

The actor-turned-director was appearing on the US political show 'Face The Nation' when he was asked whether he might ever run for public office.

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“For one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,” he said, before adding: “Well, one never knows.”

“I'm not one to get into conjecture,” he continued. “I have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country.

“It's a big deal for me to come down here and be on your show, but I'm not going to get into speculation about my political future.”

Affleck was in Washington to testify before congress about the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“Right now, I'm really happy being involved from the outside in government, advocating for the Congolese, taking this movie that I made, 'Argo', that's really become a springboard for dialogue about our relationship with Iran, which, as Hillary Clinton said, is the most pressing foreign policy issue today, so I got a lot on my plate.”