Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he would not encourage his and his estranged wife Jennifer Garner‘s children to jump into acting.

“I wouldn’t allow them to do it until they are 18,” the 44-year-old Oscar winner said during an interview on “Extra” show, reports people.com.

“Once they were 18, they can do whatever the want to do — but I would discourage it.”

He has daughters Violet, 10, and Seraphina, 7, and son Samuel, 4.

Reflecting back on his success from the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting”, he said: “Overnight, I went from somebody no one ever heard of, to somebody that gets recognised on the street and could get a table at a restaurant.”

“I was 24 years old and it was a confusing time. I’ve got three kids now, and it’s a whole long road later. I have a much better perspective on it all, although it still can be confusing and difficult to deal with… there’s no map to it, you’ve just got to figure it out on your own.”

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