Interview tease: 'Argo' star/director Ben Affleck on Theo joining the Cubs

RedEye's Lenny Gilmore and Ben Affleck

RedEye's Lenny Gilmore and Ben Affleck (Matt Pais/RedEye / September 12, 2012)

In early October I'll post my full Q&A (and video) with Ben Affleck, who was a great sport yesterday when fielding a wide variety of sometimes ridiculous questions tied to his latest effort as actor and director, "Argo" (opening Oct. 12). For now, here's some of what the Red Sox fan had to say when asked what he thought when first hearing Theo Epstein was coming to the Cubs:

“I thought the Cubs were going to win the World Series ... If the Cubs win the World Series, Theo’s going to look like one of the greatest baseball geniuses ever. The Cubs are the most closely related baseball franchise to the Red Sox, I think. I thought it was cool that he was coming here; I would prefer he stayed in Boston, but I wish him the best ... I would say you’re overdue for a championship. Not since Theo got here; since the dawn of time.”

 Watch Matt on “You & Me This Morning,” Friday at 6:55 a.m. on WCIU, the U

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