Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck described how he feels about the Sad Affleck internet meme that went viral following the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don't say anything and they can lay Simon & Garfunkel tracks over it," Affleck jokingly said Tuesday in a new interview with BBC Radio 1 when asked if he had learned anything as a director while starring in the superhero epic while promoting his new film Live By Night.
The meme in question derives from an interview Affleck and Cavill gave for Batman v Superman in which the pair were asked about the film's negative reviews. As Cavill spoke, Affleck could be seen looking gloomy.
After internet users added Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" to the clip, it began to make the rounds online and take on a life of its own.
When responding to BBC's question more seriously, Affleck replied, "I learned a ton, actually, making that movie."
"I had not made a movie of that scale. I didn't know what the technology was capable of doing nowadays. The last big blockbustery movie I made was Armageddon, which was in 1997," he continued.
Affleck and Cavill will return as Batman and Superman in Justice League, set to arrive in theaters Nov. 17.