"As long as one of us had money, we knew the power wasn't going to get switched off."
Before they shared movie screens together, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon shared a bank account.
The Oscar-winning couple had been pals since high school, where they both dreamed to make it in Hollywood. The two said on Wednesday's
Affleck said that because they were best friends trying to make it as actors, they were rooting for each other's success and felt comfortable sharing their money.
"We were going to help each other and be there for each other," Affleck remarked. "It was like, 'You're not going to be alone. I'm not going to be alone.
Let's go out there and do this together.'" Ron Galella | Ron Galella Collection | Getty Images The account was funded whenever Damon or Affleck, roommates, booked a role, some bigger than others.
"As long as one of us had money we knew the power wasn't going to get switched off," Damon added. "After doing [1992's] 'Geronimo' I probably had 35 grand in the bank. We're good for a year."
The actors couldn't use the checking account for anything. Instead, young performers had to follow restrictions for using the monies.
"You were allowed to go to [auditions in] New York with the money. You could take $10, get quarters, and play video games at the arcade ""Damon
"Eventually we were allowed to buy beer, which never f—-ing worked." Thirty years later, the bank where they had their account has closed, but Damon and Affleck are still working together,