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  • Matt, Lucy and Pedro Pascal attended the premiere of The Great Wall in LA on Wednesday. Photos are at the Daily Mail, Extra TV and Kung Fu Movie Guide.

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    Anne Thompson‏@akstanwyck
    The Great Wall is $150 million epic spectacle like studios used to make; huge sets and extras and VFX. Matt Damon & Pedro Pascal are fine.

  • In an interview with news.com.au (not online yet), Matt discussed a range of issues:

    * Matt says he will "probably go back to work again at the end of the year or next year."

    * On Pedro: "Pedro and my wife have very parallel stories - he's Chilean and she's Argentinian and both of them, with their parents, fled their countries when they were babies and moved to America. So when they met each other it was like they were a long lost brother and sister."

    * "Pascal - "Tio Pedro" to Matt's kids - can't speak highly enough of Damon's generosity, not only in welcoming him into the family, but in the way he worked with The Great Wall's sprawling crew. "What anyone famous or unknown can learn from Matt is that it takes incredible generosity and patience to provide everyone with a good experience."

    * Matt: "Movies are a tool for empathy. Particularly with the political climate in my country, it seems the more movies put out there expressing different perspectives, the better off we'll be."
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    Comments
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 16th, 2017 10:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Premiere

    The fourth photo in the Daily Mail is just wonderful
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 16th, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Premiere

    ugh, rats, I couldn't get in to the Manchester By The Sea screening with Casey & Matt on Monday night, and now I missed the LA premiere of GREAT WALL. I was looking online to see if anything was announced but nothing. Oh well.. some things aren't meant to be
    They looked great in the photos!
    Gregory
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 16th, 2017 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    It would be nice if he talked about neutral topics in an interview?

    Haters Matt again raised a wave in social media after his words about the wall with Mexico.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: It would be nice if he talked about neutral topics in an interview?

    Lol.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2017 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall Premiere

    I just saw the photos in the Daily Mail, they look lovely together. And what a smoking body Lucy has. 😍
    Also, who's the lady next to them in the photos?
    I think I saw her in other premieres.
    Is she Matt's publicist?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2017 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall Premiere

    Yes, she's Jennifer Allen, Matt's publicist.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ellen interview

    I love the valentines day story! Hahaha!
    Matt and Luci are so cute.

    https://youtu.be/D_J7xocr5rE

    -Hanna
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 16th, 2017 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ellen Show

    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 16th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ellen Show

    WOAH impressive dart throwing skills. Who knew? lol
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2017 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ellen Show

    for any UK readers you can see the full Ellen interview next Wednesday 22nd February on ITV2 at 2pm
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2017 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ellen Show

    Matt said in the interview that Alexia has received a few acceptances for college and she has applied for a college in Italy.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 16th, 2017 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Old Photo

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2017 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    After-party

    A photo from the party by one of Pedro's family members or friends:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BQlWG-MjAVQ/?taken-by=1growe

    1growe That moment you meet Matt Damon and his stunningly gorgeous and amazing wife, Luciana Barroso, and you realize people can have it all and still be extremely down to earth and kind. #realpeople #thegreatwallmovie #premiere #afterparty #vip @pascalispunk #mattdamon #lucianabarroso
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: After-party

    We're here just a short time, why do some people miss the opportunity to be kind, gracious and generous? It's one of the best things I like about our boy, Matt. Famous, shmamous--Ringo had it right talking about his mansion and estate: "What's a scruff like me doing with a place like this?" Or as another famous rock star said in response to a question about how vast sums of money and adulation had changed his life, "I can still only eat two eggs in the morning." Or John Lennon and Yoko, finding a bedraggled trespasser on their estate offering him something to eat. It goes by in a flash. We should (in the words of Ellen and many others, and in Matt's actions) all be kind to one another. Ite missa est!

    Louie
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2017 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: After-party

    Very well said Louie. (Where's the like comment button on LJ?)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2017 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: After-party

    (Where's the like comment button on LJ?)

    ???
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 17th, 2017 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Late Late Show

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2017 12:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Late Late Show

    Not much in the James Corden interview, except Matt was introduced to Will Arnett (also a guest) through John Krasinski and they are friends. I thought Matt would have met Will on 30 Rock?
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 17th, 2017 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    I saw this movie. Here's a review which I can subscribe
    "The film, which technically stars Matt Damon, is a gorgeous, bombastic spectacle and little else. If you turn off your brain, you’ll love it."
    http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/2/17/14638482/great-wall-review-matt-damon-lizard-monsters
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 17th, 2017 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Patriots

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2017 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Duh, of course!

    Better late than never.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rethink-review-the-great-wall-no-it-isnt-racist_us_58a71580e4b026a89a7a29e0

    Paula
    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 18th, 2017 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Duh, of course!

    The American Asians have to advance this movie because it shows greatness of the Chinese people and the Chinese culture. Instead they urge to boycott it. Idiots.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 18th, 2017 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.ie/tvandshowbiz/600489/hollywood-actor-matt-damon-reveals-his-dream-of-owning-a-lighthouse-along-the-wild-atlantic-way-so-he-can-look-out-at-the-rainy-and-grey-weather/amp/
    Hollywood actor Matt Damon reveals his dream of owning a lighthouse along the Wild Atlantic Way so he can look out at the ‘rainy and grey weather’
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 18th, 2017 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 19th, 2017 08:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 21st, 2017 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Great Wall

    The Daily Telegraph article is now premium and can't be accessed, but seems to be the same one I typed up some quotes from in the main post.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 19th, 2017 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=leI6zATqzKI
    He is in Instagram😂😂😂
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 20th, 2017 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
    He's on instagram but it is not public (neither are Lucy or Alexia's accounts). And he does comment on posts of friends.

    Good interview, thanks. "Matty 'No-moves'." Ben could chat up a rock. he he
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 20th, 2017 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
    I knew it.haha.Matt is sooooo cute.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2017 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Great Wall

    The Great Wall: Pretty visuals, the script could be better and overall a big monsters-action movie.
    As someone posted on Twitter "The kind of movie Chris Hemsworth would do"
    SJW are still angry with Matt, otherwise I don't understand the campaign against this movie, that it may be a silly movie but never a racist one.


    S.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 20th, 2017 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Patriots

    Matt narrates fan reactions to the Patriots win - posted by the NFL:

    https://www.boston.com/sports/super-bowl-li/2017/02/17/matt-damon-super-bowl-fan-reactions-video

    Felicity
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: February 23rd, 2017 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    TIFF Manchester By The Sea Q&A

    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 23rd, 2017 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Oscar

    My favorite Oscar memory is, I think, the year that Ben and I won [for Good Will Hunting], which was 19 years ago. I kind of remember all of it and none of it at the same time. We went from watching it on TV to being in the front row. There was no gap year where we got to go but sit in the back, so I think that's why this first one that we went to was so memorable.

    I can't recall any specific thing except getting up onstage and pushing Ben to the microphone because neither of us had planned a speech, nor had we even talked about it, because we both knew, without saying this to each other, that we would be jinxing it. And then if we didn't win, we would know for the rest of our lives that we had a conversation about what the speech was going to be. So we had no plan at all. When we got up there, I realized one of us was supposed to say something, and I pushed him, and he came up with a pretty good one right off the top of his head, but I think it involved us screaming out people's names.
    From: bumengbumeng Date: February 24th, 2017 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Jimmy Kimmel

    From: iri_na_00 Date: February 24th, 2017 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Jimmy Kimmel

    Jimmy Kimmel Talks Retirement Rumors and Matt Damon Feud
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzdPjidRrOc
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