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Matt attends Boston premiere of Gone, Baby, Gone
  • Matt and Lucy attended the Boston premiere of Ben's film Gone, Baby, Gone on Monday night. In an interview at the premiere, Matt said he is leaving for Japan (to promote The Bourne Ultimatum) on Tuesday morning, but the trip was postponed so Matt could be at Ben and Casey's premiere. Reports are at the Boston Herald and Boston Globe. Video from the premiere, including interviews with Matt, are at WBZ and NECN. In the videos Lucy is seen greeting Matt's mother Nancy and her husband Doug, and Matt is shown greeting Nancy. Thanks to Reyluree at the Ben Affleck Fan Forum for the video links. The photo of Matt and Lucy leaving the after-party is from Celebutopia.

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    But Ben’s best bud, Matt Damon, who made the red-carpet scene at the AMC Boston Common to support Affleck, said he’d be "Gone Baby Gone" as soon as the Sox-Indians game started!

    "This is the biggest night of Ben’s career but we have our priorities straight," Damon laughed. "We’ll be sneaking out back as soon as the film starts. Are you kidding, we’re watching the game live."

    Boston Globe

    Ben Affleck made a triumphant return last night, hosting a premiere of his new movie - and directorial debut - "Gone Baby Gone." The film, which opens Friday, was shot in and around Dorchester, and many of the locals who had a hand in making the movie showed up at the AMC Loews Boston Common. But imagine our surprise when Ben's buddy Matt Damon arrived with his wife, Luciana Barroso. The hardest-working man in Hollywood told us he's already seen "Gone Baby Gone" 10 times. "[Directing] is really huge for Ben," said Damon. "Not that writing and acting aren't important, but directing is at a whole different level... He ran this whole show." The "Bourne Ultimatum" star didn't stick around long, telling us he wanted to catch some of the Sox game. "I'm feeling really good about them," Damon said. "I think we're gonna kill them."

  • From an interview with Casey at the New York Daily News:

    Affleck's friends and fellow actors tease him about being insecure and preferring to work from a state of unease.

    At Cannes to promote their movie "Ocean's Thirteen," Matt Damon said, "Because Casey is so neurotic, I read the 'Jesse James' script about seven times. ... He would want to rehearse for his auditions over the phone. And we'd talk and talk and talk. Casey would talk for four hours. Honestly, I wouldn't say anything; he would just talk it through in his head. Then I'd finally say, 'Dude, I don't know what else to tell you!' Then he'd call up his brother and do the same thing for another four hours. He just really wanted that role."

    Affleck laughs when hearing Damon's anecdote. "When I like something, when I get excited creatively, it's hard to turn my brain off," he admits. "It doesn't happen that often."
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
    aw, its nice of matt to postpone his trip to be there for Ben and Casey. Gone baby gone actually looks like a good movie, I might have to go see it. Matt and Lucy look great as usual. Sorry i haven't been commenting a lot, i have been so busy with college but i still check your site multiple times per day of course. Thanks for all of your hard work, its really appreciated.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hi Jess. Hope college is going well.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you so much for this. Well, I suppose your assuption that Matt would be at the premiere was right on( how Matt would say it, you probably have teams of people investigating these things ; )).

    The first interview was hilarious. I watched it several times and I just couldn't stop laughing ("We have our priorites straight, it's a big night but come on, the Sox are on!" hahaha. Oh, Matt...). Too bad the Sox lost the game : ( .Also, (I just have to say it) he looks so good, happy and relaxed and it seems that the small vacation did wonders. But even more promotional trips for Bourne? Thought that was over. Wow, the Universal people sure want to make as much money as possible...Oh, well...

    The story Matt told at Cannes about Casey always makes me chuckle, because I can just imagine them having that kind of interaction. So funny : )

    Also, Ben is getting some great reviews for the movie. Did you get to check Rotten Tomatoes? It took everyone by surprise.

    I can't thank you enough for the great job you do with this so you also get a biiig hug!


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Theo. Happy to be right with the premiere guess, but it almost didn't come off for Matt.

    Those Sox aren't doing well...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 16th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
    One more photo of Lucy and Matt at PopSugar.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 17th, 2007 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hi Felicity!

    You probably already know this, but there are pics of Matt arriving in Japan on Getty Images. He's carrying his own bags. Jan
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 17th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Jan, I hadn't seen them (but had been looking elsewhere for pics).
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