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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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    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
    Re: Ellen Show - (Anonymous) - Expand
    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
    Re: After-party - (Anonymous) - Expand
    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

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