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Interview with Lucy
  • Lucy spoke with Vogue Australia while in Sydney with Elsa Pataky to attend a few Fashion Week shows - from Vogue:

    Damon, who is extremely private and has never officially spoken publicly, granted her first interview to Vogue Australia and discussed being best friends with the Hemsworths and why the Damons relocated to Byron Bay (which we will reveal in the coming days), and how her real-life Hollywood romance began.

    At the time Lucy was raising her daughter Alexia (then 4) as a single mum; something she says was one of the things that attracted Matt to her.

    “We definitely had a connection right away, it was so easy to talk to each other we were very comfortable [with each other], and by the end of the night he invited me to go out with his friends. But I was like: ‘I can’t, I have a four-year-old daughter, I’m not going anywhere'… and that was one of the things he loved, that I had a daughter. He said: ‘I love that you’re a mum and that’s your priority’. Some guys might have been different, they might think it’s complicated, but for him it wasn’t. When you meet somebody that you have a connection with, that’s just the person that you have a connection with, all the other stuff— the movie-star part—wasn’t really a factor. It was just Matt, to me he’s just Matt.”

    The Damons recently moved with their daughters to Byron Bay for a temporary break from Hollywood and to heal from a tumultuous 12 months in which Matt lost his beloved father Kent, who passed away from cancer.

    Despite run-ins with jellyfish and giant pythons in their new Australian home, the family is loving Byron Bay where they live next door to the Hemsworths, spend their time surfing and riding horses, and generally enjoying life in their new “paradise”.

    Asked what the secret to a successful Hollywood marriage is, Lucy says she has “no idea! I just know I think we both feel, really, really lucky to have met each other so we don’t take that for granted. It’s life and marriage, so there’s ups and downs you know, but overall it’s easy and it’s fun. And he’s such a good dad.”
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2018 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy's comments

    So many things to think about here, obviously Matt was drawn to the fact that she was so grounded & had her priorities straight. But the thing that really makes me melt is when she says, "... he's such a good dad."

    Anytime a woman says that about her husband I go all soft and teary.

    From: fitzgerald17 Date: May 16th, 2018 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy's comments

    I loved that, too, Paula.

    I also love that they said the same thing about how lucky they feel to have found each other and that they don't take it for granted.

    I think that the fact that he himself is a "step-kid" and has seen his parents remarry has probably helped him in his relationship with Alexia.

    Edited at 2018-05-16 06:06 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 16th, 2018 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Interview with Lucy

    Lovely interview.
    I think Lucy said elsewhere that people in Australia had been very kind to them and that it was very easy to feel comfortable in the country.
    And you can see that Lucy feels comfortable in Australia. So much that she did something she had never done before: give an interview.
    Also, Chris & Elsa (and the extended Hemsworth family) have proved to be very good friends with the Damons.

    I'm glad they have a break after the difficult year they had.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 17th, 2018 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    City on a Hill

    Showtime gives Matt & Ben's drama series City on a Hill a full season. I think the plot is potentially interesting & relevant.


    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 18th, 2018 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt's in Deapool 2!

    He's totally unrecognizable, and billed as Dickie Greenleaf - ha, ha.


    From: fitzgerald17 Date: May 18th, 2018 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's in Deapool 2!

    My god, that man is everywhere.

    And the name ahahahhah
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 23rd, 2018 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt's in Deapool 2!

    What about Ocean's 8?
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: May 24th, 2018 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Ford vs. Ferrari Movie


    So not only he's doing it, but he's reunited with Noah Jupe and he starts shooting this summer?

    Edited at 2018-05-24 12:10 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 24th, 2018 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

    I am happy he found a project with a good director and a strong cast. Excited about Matt and Bale working together.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 24th, 2018 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ford vs. Ferrari Movie

    Interesting to see it is going ahead, and will film in Los Angeles. Balfe is lovely and a good actress, but Mangold is hit and miss. Don't car movies rarely make money?
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: May 24th, 2018 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth just posted a silly video on his Facebook page lip synching to Miley Cyrus' song Wrecking Ball with his kids and dogs in it. I can't swear to it, but I think Matt is filming cause I recognize his laugh, and I think one of his daughters may pop her head in on the the right hand of the screen at the end.

    Edited at 2018-05-24 02:49 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: May 24th, 2018 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Chris Hemsworth

    Yes, definitely thought there were some Damon kids there.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: May 24th, 2018 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Margulies defends Matt


    From: fitzgerald17 Date: May 24th, 2018 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Margulies defends Matt

    I've always liked Julianne, now I like her even more. Finally, someone who speaks smartly.
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