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Q&A: Casey Affleck goes under a sheet for 'A Ghost Story'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/20/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, actor Casey Affleck arrives at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of "Out of the Furnace" in Los Angeles. Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, “A Ghost Story.” For most of the movie he’s silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, actor Casey Affleck arrives at the 2013 AFI Fest premiere of "Out of the Furnace" in Los Angeles. Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film, “A Ghost Story.” For most of the movie he’s silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Rooney Mara. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casey Affleck says the intense public scrutiny he received last year around a years old civil sexual harassment lawsuit was sobering and difficult for him and his family, but that he's trying to move on.

This image released by A24 shows Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in a scene from the film, "A Ghost Story." Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film. For most of the movie he’s silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Mara. (Bret Curry/A24 via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by A24 shows Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in a scene from the film, "A Ghost Story." Affleck plays the ghost in the new David Lowery film. For most of the movie he’s silent and cloaked in a white sheet with eye holes as he returns to his home to look in on his still-living partner played by Mara. (Bret Curry/A24 via AP)

Speaking to The Associated Press to promote his latest film "A Ghost Story," Affleck also says that he's glad there is a heightened cultural awareness around those issues but is also not able to speak about his case, which was settled out of court.

Affleck is stepping back into the spotlight after winning the best actor Oscar for the drama "Manchester by the Sea."

Affleck plays the ghost and dons a white sheet with eye hole cutouts for the majority of "A Ghost Story, which will be released in more theaters Friday.

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