Kimmel (left) and Affleck
Jimmy Kimmel really does
love Ben Affleck
The talk show host – who memorably declared
"I'm F---king Ben Affleck" in a music video Sunday night – cannot stop singing the actor's praises.
"Ben could not have been more sporting," he told PEOPLE of his video costar. (The song was designed as a retaliation against Kimmel's girlfriend Sarah Silverman for her clip
, "I'm F---king Matt Damon
.) "He told us, 'Listen, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it right. I don’t want you guys to worry about my image.' "
In the video (available online
), Affleck and Kimmel declare their love while backed by an A-list gospel choir including Cameron Diaz
, Robin Williams, Ashlee Simpson
and Don Cheadle.
There are also non-singing cameos by Brad Pitt
and Harrison Ford, who blows the new couple a kiss before driving off in his convertible – revealing a "Honk if you're f---ing Ben Affleck" bumper sticker.
"That was his real car," Kimmel says of the legendary Indiana Jones
star. "He's still got that [sticker] on there!"
So what did Silverman think of the new song? "I suspected Jimmy was on the down low for a long time now," she deadpanned to the New York Daily News
. "I wish I could say I was surprised by this."
If she's plotting another salvo, Kimmel isn't quaking in his cut-off denim shorts. "I suppose it's possible that Sarah and Matt Damon are huddled in a cave somewhere planning their revenge," he said. "But one thing I know is, if they are, they won't tell me about it!"