It sounds like Ben Affleck’s girlfriend Lindsay Shookus is not very happy with all the attention that is on her nowadays. The SNL producer talked to Elle magazine and revealed how she feels about being in the spotlight.
Although Lindsay did not mention the name of her actor significant other, it was clear enough that her personal life became much less personal when they started dating.
‘It’s strange to me. My entire career’s been behind the camera, and that is definitely where I am most comfortable. I am a producer, I am a mom, a friend. Being considered a public figure honestly makes me laugh,’ she explained during the interview.
But that does not mean she is going to let all of the unwanted attention ruin her mood.
‘Someone thinks about you for one minute and then says, ‘What do I want for lunch?’’ she said, making a very good point.
Of course, Lindsay is happier to open up about her experience being one of the only two women head producers of the famous comedy show.
She explained that she had to start as an assistant and then, with a lot of hard work, she managed to rise through SNL’s ranks.
Shookus is credited with not only booking Sam Smith back in 2014 for a performance before his American album was even released but also for discovering the talented Kristen Wiig when she was still unknown.
‘Auditioning for SNL is a very nerve-racking experience, and Lindsay and I clicked. She kind of talked me down a little bit – I was very nervous. She was with me through the whole process; I will never forget that’ Wiig said for Elle.
‘Lindsay’s fun to get a drink with and is also one of the better dancers I know,’ she added, matter-of-factly.