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Mark Ruffalo Claims Ben Affleck Doesn't Allow Him to Be Friend With Jennifer Garner

June 28, 2014 (5:09 am) GMT
Ruffalo, who appears on 'Watch What Happens Live' to promote 'Begin Again', says he and his '13 Going on 30' co-star were close, 'but then Ben came on the scene.'

lost his friendship with because of , the actor claimed. Ruffalo talked about his former co-star in "" as he appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" to promote his new film "" on Thursday, June 26.

When asked if he and Garner were still in touch, the Bruce Banner depicter in "" said, "We had a great time together. I think we would [have stayed close], but then Ben [Affleck] came on the scene and that was the end of that." then jokingly said, "I heard he doesn't allow her to have male friends?" Ruffalo just shrugged in response to the made-up question.

In "Begin Again", Ruffalo plays a music exec named Dan Mulligan who works with 's character after she is dumped by 's Dave Kohl. The movie hits U.S. theaters on June 27.

Affleck was also mentioned when stopped by the show recently. During her appearance, the "On the Floor" singer said that she contributed to the "" star's fashion transformation back then when they were dating. "Did you dress him when you were dating him?" Cohen asked her.

"I did kind of like, say, 'You're a movie star! You should wear a suit! You should do this with your hair!' For sure. I mean, I do that," Lopez said. "[He] was into it. He didn't do anything he didn't want to do... He had some good fashion moments when he was with me!"

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