31/10/2012 15:58 GMT

'Homeland' Turned Down By Ben Affleck: 'I Was Sure Nothing Would Happen With The Show'

Ben Affleck has revealed that he turned down an offer to direct 'Homeland' - and he now can't face watching the hit show.

The Hollywood star passed on an approach to direct the pilot because it was his turn to look after the kids while his wife Jennifer Garner worked.

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Ben Affleck turned down 'Homeland'

Ben told the story as he received a Career Achievement Award from Jeremy Renner at the Casting Society of America's annual Artios Awards.

"I was sure nothing would happen with the show," the Hollywood Reporter quoted the father-of-three as saying.


Claire Danes and Damian Lewis

"Now I hate the f*****g show. I've never seen it. I'm going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year."

'Homeland' has been a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and recently scooped Emmys for its stars Damian Lewis and Claire Danes as well as the coveted award for Outstanding Drama Series.

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