September 4th, 2010

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30 Rock, Toronto events

  • Stills from Matt's next episode of 30 Rock are here. A summary of the episode is here, and another photo of Matt on the set with Grizz is here. Tina Fey also discussed the role here.

    "The Fabian Strategy"
    09/23/2010 (08:30PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : JACK DONAGHY (ALEC BALDWIN) MEDDLES IN LIZ LEMON'S (TINA FEY) BURGEONING RELATIONSHIP WITH CAROL (GUEST STAR MATT DAMON) Determined to help Liz (Fey) keep a man for once, Jack (Baldwin) meddles in her burgeoning relationship with Carol (guest star Damon). At home, he also struggles to compromise with Avery as she redecorates his apartment. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) has trouble coming to grips with Kenneth's (Jack McBrayer) termination as a page and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) becomes TGS' newest producer. Also starring: Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit, Keith Powell and Katrina Bowden.

    Liz Lemon's getting a boyfriend: "I shot with Matt Damon last week. He was hilarious," says 30 Rock's Tina Fey. "He's my boyfriend when the season begins. We find out he's a very, very sensitive gentleman with many emotions. Just an onslaught of emotions. Hopefully we'll see him again later in the season."

  • A National Post Twitter account announced an upcoming Toronto charity event for Haiti relief, probably for OneXOne (who are also planning a party for Saturday night):

    Announced today.....TIFF lunch with Matt Damon can be yours for a cool $2500 next Saturday....proceeds go to Haiti relief. 150 peeps.

  • From an interview with Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane on CNN:

    PINSKY: Let me ask you this, are there any skits or bits that you've done on "FAMILY GUY" that you regret?

    MACFARLANE: You know, we made a joke about Matt Damon that I think was a little over the line. Somebody about him marrying a bartender, and it was uncalled for and I think Matt Damon's a great guy. And I admire him on many levels. That's one I kind of wish we hadn`t done.

  • From an article on George Clooney at New York Magazine:

    At a salty-haired 49, Clooney is unlikely to reinvent himself now — especially given that he has the career every other actor dreams of having. Tom Hanks used to hold this honor, and Matt Damon, Clooney's sidekick, looks like the heir apparent.

    But for now, Clooney wears the crown: He acts, he directs, he does philanthropy, he smiles on the red carpet, and the tabloids stay far away from his private life. His roles seemed designed to say "Hey, being George Clooney isn't all fun and glamor." (Damon, on the other hand, can do this more successfully and less obviously, since he's not Cary Grant reincarnate; he's Matt Damon.)

  • From an interview with actor Branko Tomovic, who worked with Matt on Bourne Ultimatum:

    Question: How did you find working with Matt Damon and the other cast members of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’?

    Tomovic: I actually ‘only’ had scenes with Matt Damon. We were shooting at Pinewood Studios in London and also in East Berlin which they transformed into Moscow with fake snow, Russian cars and everything else. All that remained of me became the opening scene of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ with Matt as Jason Bourne and me as the Russian Policeman in the pharmacy what we shot in London. Matt is such a nice guy, very approachable and down to earth. A great colleague and even more important a brilliant actor. Between takes, he would go from chatting nicely with you to having that haunted Jason Bourne look in his eyes on camera in only one second. And I think it always helps your own performance if you have such a strong actor opposite you, it really raises the bar.