Liv Tyler Shares ‘Armageddon’ Throwback With Ben Affleck

'Armageddon' Throwback
Liv Tyler at the British Fashion Awards on November 23, 2015. The actress played Grace Stamper in the 1998 movie "Armageddon." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) — Liv Tyler delighted fans by sharing an “Armageddon” throwback photo Monday on Instagram.

The 38-year-old actress posted a picture of herself and Ben Affleck goofing off on the set of the 1998 movie, writing, “Ohhh Monday …. @benaffleck #armageddon #benaffleck #1998.”

The photo sees Affleck playfully mouth Tyler’s forehead as she holds him around the waist. The picture was taken while the two filmed an early scene on the oil driller.

Tyler and Affleck played Grace Stamper and A.J. Frost in the sci-fi disaster movie. Bruce Willis co-starred as Grace’s dad Harry, with Billy Bob Thornton as NASA project director Dan Truman.

Liv Tyler shared a throwback photo of herself and Ben Affleck on the set of "Armageddon." Photo by Liv Tyler/Instagram
Liv Tyler shared a throwback photo of herself and Ben Affleck on the set of Armageddon Photo by Liv TylerInstagram

“It was really a nice treat to have Ben play [my love interest] because I did know him before this movie,” Tyler told in 2001. “He did treat me like a little sister. He was like, ‘Cover yourself up, girl.'”

“It was really fun. He’s my friend,” she added. “It was nice because we know each other’s families and boyfriends and girlfriends which made it all cool. The bad part is we were supposed to do these kissing scenes and we would just start giggling like crazy.”

Tyler and Affleck were 21 and 27 when “Armageddon” opened in theaters. Tyler, the daughter of Steven Tyler and Bebe Beull, was known for “Empire Records” at the time, while Affleck was just coming to fame following the success of “Good Will Hunting.”

Tyler has since appeared in “The Lord of the Rings” movies and plays Meg Abbott on HBO series “The Leftovers.” Affleck will debut as Batman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will direct and star in “Live by Night.”


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