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Adjustment Bureau premiere
  • Matt and Lucy attended the premiere of The Adjustment Bureau in New York on Monday. In a video interview Matt said Lucy and the kids are based in LA at the moment and she was going to miss the premiere but Lucy surprised him by getting the red eye and arriving with Stella to greet him on Monday morning and be with him for Valentine's Day. Photos from Zimbio, Faded Youth Blog and the Daily Mail. Video from the premiere is at My Fox NY.

  • Matt talked about turning down Rescue Dawn to do Stuck on you and ultimately meet Lucy - details here.

    Matt Damon partly has his mother to thank for his wife and kids - because he would never have met Luciana Barroso if he hadn't listened to his mum's advice.

    Damon was keen to shoot Rescue Dawn with director Werner Herzog, but fearing the war drama would mean her son would have to lose weight for the role, his mother suggested he take on a comedy instead.

    So Damon shot the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck on You with Greg Kinnear - and met his wife on set.

    He says, "Werner and I were talking about Rescue Dawn about eight years ago with me possibly playing the Christian Bale role. I was really strongly considering that and instead I met with the Farrelly Brothers.

    "I remember talking to my mother and she said, 'You know, you don't always have to go into a jungle and lose a bunch of weight. You're allowed to have a little fun.'

    "So I did the Farrelly Brothers movie and that there was where I met my wife, so, four kids later, that was a pretty fateful decision."

  • Matt was asked about Australia in an interview at the Sydney Morning Herald:

    Matt: "I was in Australia in 2007 when Forbes magazine rated me the best investment per dollar in Hollywood. The Bourne Ultimatum had just come out and the story was about what I got paid versus what happened at the box office. But it's a fickle business. Next year, I may very well be the worst. My daughters love Australia, too, because they know that's where the Wiggles come from and that means a lot in our household."
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 15th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Piers Morgan

    Matt was interviewed today for Piers Morgan's new show on CNN. It may air tonight.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Have you posted this already? I found it amusing.


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 15th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I don't know why this is a story - it has come up at probably every press conference since Avatar was released and the media still jump on it. I'm only amused that James Cameron kept trying to deny it, and said that Worthington was the only serious choice for the role.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    That's why the story is amusing. But Cameron's protestations are understandable. No director wants to demean the star he ultimately got nor give the impression that the film will give the public a potentially less-than-optimal performance. The smile part is Matt saying it in public. One can expect Cameron (if his ego is really that challenged) to say Matt was only being considered--never formally offered the role. This kind of face-saving is done in Hollywood all the time, as I'm sure you know.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
    l know matt loves too have his family with him.but what about isabella and alexias schooling .its got too be difficult for them.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 15th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    That's a personal issue for them which we don't know anything about and shouldn't speculate. This is the first time they've been moved since being in NY.
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