Ben Affleck, thanked the cast and crew of his upcoming film Triple Frontier by treating them to an authentic Hawaiian luau. The actor, accompanied by his girlfriend Lindsay Shookus, spared no expense on his beachside blowout for over 500 people.
According to Daily Mail, the traditional Hawaiian celebration included the obligatory roasted pig with all the fixings. The party has been planned for weeks and was intended to thank everyone for their hard work on the drug-trafficking crime drama, which co-stars Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal. Production on the film began on March 26 in Oahu, Hawaii.
According to a source, “[Ben] wanted to do it for everyone as the shoot has been rough with 14 days of rain and training.”
Shookus, 37, a producer for Saturday Night Live, arrived in Hawaii early last week. Despite his new relationship, Affleck has remained close to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, and to his three children—Violet, 12, Seraphina, nine, and Samuel, six.
Garner and the kids visited Affleck in Hawaii a few weeks ago on Easter weekend. “Jen seemed excited about the trip,” a source told People. The actress stayed at a resort with a female friend while Affleck hung out with the kids at a nearby home. “She hasn’t been to Hawaii for a while and always loved it.”
The family visited Sea Life Park while on the island. “They made a family trip to interact with dolphins, sea lions and stingrays,” the source said. “They spent several hours at the park and looked like they had the best time. The kids were all very interested in learning about the animals. They all seem like huge dolphin fans.”
“The kids love when they all spend time together,” the source added. “As long as Ben keeps working on himself, Jen is happy. She will continue to support him because it benefits the kids.”