It's a Wednesday evening in January when I connect with Casey Affleck via Zoom.
"What time is it?" he asks. "Just after 8pm," I say, and we get to talking about the weather in Cape Town and Los Angeles.
It's the day of Joe Biden's inauguration as US president, and I tell Casey "we're following it very closely". "I'm actually from the entertainment sector, so we've done Lady Gaga's rendition of the national anthem."