Ben Affleck 'Stunned' By Blake Lively

Ben Affleck had no idea who Gossip Girl star Blake Lively was when she auditioned for his latest movie - and he was so stunned by her talent he hired her on the spot.

The actor/director was unaware of Lively's fame when she tried out for a role in The Town, and was convinced she would be no good in front of the cameras.

However, he was so impressed with the 22 year old's performance he handed her the role immediately - and re-wrote the part of single-mom Krista to make it more suitable for a younger actress.

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