Ben Affleck built panic room in his old house

July 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 23 (ANI): ‘Good Will Hunting’ star Ben Affleck is so suspicious of intruders that he built a rather ’small’ panic room in his former house, revealed the property’s new owner, director Kevin Smith.

The filmmaker bought the actor’s Hollywood home in 2003 and was amazed to discover the secret chamber.

Affleck installed a panic room in the house hidden behind a bookcase - featuring a video monitor, phone and a safe. “He’s showing us around and says, ‘I can’t wait to show you this, when I was building this, I knew you’d love it… And in this office is a beautiful bookcase and he says, ‘Watch this’,” the Daily Star quoted Smith as saying.

“He reaches over and under the bookshelf there is a hidden button ‘click’ and the bookshelf pushes back, Batman style. At that point I fully expected Ben to say, ‘Let’s go fight crime in Los Angeles!’ But it wasn’t - he says, ‘Dude I built a panic room!’

“The panic room had a safe in it, a video monitor and a phone… in case someone came you could hide in there. From the outside, it was very Hollywood. It was astounding.

The moment you got inside…it’s not what you’re hoping for from Ben Affleck’s secret room. There is not a staircase that leads you down to a ski boat that takes you onto the bay,” said Smith

“We don’t even use it any more - it’s filled with our kids’ old Christmas gifts. Plus, no one’s panicked in this house. No one’s trying to come in here and steal me. I’m not Ben Affleck,” he added. (ANI)

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