I just love Matt Damon! But if you asked me if I loved him more than Ben Affleck, I couldn’t answer that for you, LOL. The hot Hollywood actor recently opened up to Playboy Magazine, where he talks about his wife and his kids and being so “vanilla” that the press has left him alone in recent years. Here are some highlights of what he says:
On his image in the media: “The narrative about me kind of goes, ‘He’s a boring married guy,’ which is great, because I don’t get any of that other stuff like Brad Pitt and George Clooney do … People think I’m kind of vanilla and they leave me alone to work, have an actual private life and be a husband and dad.”
On beginning to look his age (42 years old): “I remember having dinner with Tommy Lee Jones 20 years ago. I was looking at his face and thinking, Sh*t, I can’t wait to have lines like that. A guy like that can just sit there and be so expressive. I mean he’s also one of the best actors ever, but I remember being in a hurry to get some of those lines. I’m getting more lines every day.”
On the Bourne legacy coming to an end: “You know what? They might have taken the Bourne series out back and shot it in the head. If that’s the end of it, that’s just the end of it. I hope not. I love the character and the three movies we did, so I’d love to figure out a way to do another one.
On learning new things that he’s frightened of on set: “I learned that I am afraid of heights. When I was doing Syriana, they arranged for my wife, Lucy, and me to go up to watch the sunset over the Arabian Peninsula from the top of that seven-star Dubai hotel that’s shaped like a sail, the Burj Al Arab. So we go to the very top–-60 stories or something—we’re given champagne, and we go, ‘Oh! My God, this is great.” But as I started to walk toward the edge, my legs locked up. I was absolutely frozen. [Lucy] thought it was hysterical.”
On his workout routine: “I don’t have much time between work, parenting and other pursuits I’m involved in, but I lift weights. If somebody’s around to box with, I can hit the focus pads, but I haven’t done that in a while. I used to jog a lot, but now I’ll do maybe one long run a week, or I’ll do sprints.”
On being a man in an otherwise all-girl family: “Lucy and the girls can definitely bring me to my knees. They just know. My wife gives me sh*t because it’s harder for me to discipline my girls, probably because they’re girls. With boys, I could relate more and it would probably be easier. Growing up, girls are so mysterious to us. Even as a grown man, they remain mysterious.”
On growing up with a hot temper: “I would throw blazing temper tantrums as a kid—my parents worried about me. I remember being so angry that I saw red, and no amount of encouragement, love or hugging would get me out of that … there’s a great thing that comes along with being stubborn and obsessive, which is a passion for life. Things matter to you.”
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