Rosie Arnold experiences creative differences with Ben Affleck | You Couldn’t Make This Crap Up

The head of art at AMV BBDO, Rosie Arnold, discovered that Hollywood hunks call the shots, even when it comes to creative direction.

Her team selected Ben Affleck as the star of the latest Lynx ad, where a man clicks every time a woman eyes him up. As a then newly-married man and expectant father, the actor "freaked out" and asked for other men to be in the ad, so he didn’t look like a player.

The problem is it would ruin the gag, so Arnold was tasked with convincing him this wouldn’t be the best way to go. By showing him her idea for a film script, she fortunately pulled it off.

You Couldn't Make This Crap Up is directed by Nicole Bosky and filmed by Tom Baker.

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Katie Deighton

Katie Deighton is The Drum’s senior reporter - creative and video based in London. She produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output, including series such as On The Scene, Ad Breakers and Why I Left Advertising, and manages its coverage of the creative sector. She also reports on the intersection between politics and marketing, as well as the third sector and fashion.

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