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More Martian press, Q&A Wednesday
  • Matt will be doing a Q&A for The Martian on Wednesday with People magazine. The premiere of the film will be at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday 11 September (thanks B).

  • Interviews: Rotten Tomatoes; Rise Nation opening from ET; E Online. Photos of Matt and Lucy attending the opening of trainer Jason Walsh's Rise Nation studio are at Zimbio and more Disneyland photos are from Weibo.

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    "Matt is absolutely the best client anybody could ever hope for," Walsh told E! News. "He is hard-working and he is funny as hell. So we keep it light, but we work really, really hard. He sees and feels the benefits of training the way we train. My philosophy for training the movement has helped him get past back pain, shoulder pain."

    At the event, Damon was accompanied by his wife, Luciana Barroso, with whom he shares four daughters.

    "You want to live longer and health because you have these kids and you want to play with them and go to Disneyland and you want to do these things without pain," Walsh said. "And that is the focus we took with him."

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    IGN Interview

    Matt impersonates Ridley Scott :)

    http://youtu.be/SdOGA2YAbJE
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 28th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: IGN Interview

    That's the first comparison I've seen to Saving Private Ryan. Good interview (and Ridley impression).
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 26th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Various

    Lee Hutchinson ‏@Lee_Ars
    @gimlilongbow quick tidbit: they actually grew potatoes in the Hab set rather than using fakes. Because Ridley Scott.

    Martian to screen at Fantastic Fest
    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/26/fantastic-fest-the-martian

    New UK poster and more from the set visit in the new issue of Empire
    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=45227

    Charitybuzz auction to win tickets to the London premiere of The Martian (US only):
    https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/851504

    The Q&A has now finished - questions and answers are posted separately on 'martianmovie' instagram (and People).

    Edited at 2015-08-26 11:34 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 26th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Various

    That q&a was better than I expected. And, dang, he looks great in that 'beardlette'.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian Full Q&A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51ATpVg5rtY

    Andy said about Matt's Performance: Matt, you completely nailed the character. It is exactly how I imagined Watney. So thanks for that!"

    I am so excited about this movie now! (Big fan of the book)

    BTW, great site. I just found this from another fan. I think you have the most Matt related information! Thanks for sharing that with other fans!

    Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2015 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian Full Q&A

    Welcome, Rose! I adore the book also, and have been so nervous about how the film would turn out. Things are looking very positive so far!
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    Nice interview with Ars Technica. I think this was the guy who tweeted how incredibly nice Matt was during the phone convo.
    Paula


    http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2015/08/ars-talks-with-matt-damon-on-being-astronaut-mark-watney-in-the-martian/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2015 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    ARES VIDEO

    The Martian promotion video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson. Very cool!

    http://youtu.be/-fdKyszL1Zo
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: ARES VIDEO

    Saw this this morning, it was beyond cool. I love how they aged Neil as if he is really talking to us from the future. :)

    --Rose
    RE: ARES VIDEO - (Anonymous) - Expand
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 27th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Bourne details

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 28th, 2015 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pics

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: August 28th, 2015 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pics

    His arms are jacked, LOL
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 28th, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    the ponytail is back

    PONYTAIL ALERT:

    Matt interviewed with several South Korean press for The Martian. In this article, the reporter said she is a huge fan of him so she was really thrilled. There's a video and some photos of him, too.

    http://www.pikicast.com/share/133165

    If you can't see the article, here's the video link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVbQFBVi9IU


    Another interview. It starts around 1:02:20 mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHkd3C8JCCg


    There's also an interview with a French press.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lingFPSd-c
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: August 28th, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: the ponytail is back

    These are great! Especially the first one. Paula, that's some extended ponytail time for you!
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 28th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
    http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-matt-damon-and-ben-affleck-arent-making-a-reality-show-in-exclusive-project-greenlight-trailer-20150828

    New spot for Project Greenlight
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 29th, 2015 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Andy Weir and mom

    An interview with Andy Weir and his mother (sidenote: Andy now has a girlfriend):

    http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2015/aug/28/shes-martians-mom/

    Edited at 2015-08-29 01:22 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 29th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt interview

    A long interview with Matt, including discussion of Bourne:
    http://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/matt-damon-first-farmer-mars-180956410/?all

    The interviewer blogs about the interview:
    http://chrisklimek.com/2015/08/28/im-interviewing-matt-damon/
    From: cindiest Date: August 30th, 2015 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    I'm so sorry to learn Matt's been in pain. I guess the biking accident. Glad he's getting some relief.

    As always, thank you so much for all your work and generosity. We are so lucky.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: August 30th, 2015 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks cindiest. It could be the accident or just the stresses of action movies and age. Good to know he is better.
    Pain - (Anonymous) - Expand
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    From: cindiest Date: August 30th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I like Lucy's bangs. She had them when they were younger. cute.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 31st, 2015 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
    She seems not to be able to style them for regular outings lately. Will be interesting to see how a stylist does them for Toronto's premiere next month
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 31st, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk about the Martian

    http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/chiwetel-ejiofor/248700/chiwetel-ejiofor-talks-z-for-zachariah-doctor-strange-and-the-martian

    "Have you seen any of The Martian yet?

    I’ve seen the film. It’s amazing. I think Ridley is extraordinary. And Matt Damon I think is absolutely fantastic in the movie. He’s a tireless actor. So yeah, I’m really excited for people to see it. It’s a beautiful film. Beautifully done. And a great book as well."

    -ROSE
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 1st, 2015 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk about the Martian

    Thanks very much Rose! Good quotes (the best quotes so far, I think).

    Edited at 2015-09-01 03:33 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 1st, 2015 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    TIFF promo

    Here's the Toronto Film Festival summary/review of The Martian which I had missed (just to get people even more excited, but of course it is a sales pitch written in the best light):

    http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/galapresentations/the-martian

    An interplanetary epic of ingenuity, heroism, and high adventure, The Martian is that rare work of science fiction that's bursting with optimism.

    A galactic spin on Saving Private Ryan (in which Damon played the titular role), The Martian pays thrilling homage to those brave souls who make profound sacrifices when destiny calls upon them. Enormously entertaining and intelligent, the film is an ode to humankind's enduring thirst for discovery and our fascination with far-flung worlds. And it all unfolds in some of the most spectacular 3D imagery yet to have graced the cinema.

    Edited at 2015-09-01 04:00 am (UTC)
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