- Matt Damon received the best screenplay Oscar for the movie “Good Will Hunting.”
- However, he told “CBS Sunday Morning” that his 15-year-old daughter has not seen the film.
- He added that his daughter, Isabella, keeps his feet “firmly on the ground.”
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Matt Damon recently revealed that his 15-year-old daughter refuses to see the movie that earned him his first Oscar, “Good Will Hunting.”
The Academy Award winner told CBS Sunday Morning that his second-eldest daughter, 15-year-old Isabella, keeps his “feet firmly on the ground.”
“She doesn’t want to see any movies that I’m in that she thinks might be good. She just likes to give me s—. My daughter said, ‘Hey, remember that movie you did, ‘The Wall?’ I said, ‘It was called ‘The Great Wall.’ She goes, ‘Dad, there was nothing great about that movie.'”
The film Damon’s daughter is referring to, “The Great Wall,” was an action movie about the Great Wall of China that did not win over critics, earning a Rotten Tomatoes score of 35%.
The movie was also accused of contributing to whitewashing in the film industry since a white actor was cast in a nonwhite role. Damon responded to the criticism saying that the role “was always intended to be European.”
Damon has three other daughters with his wife, Luciana Barroso: 12-year-old Gia, 10-year-old Stella, and 22-year-old Alexia, who was from Barroso’s previous relationship.
The actor, who was speaking with CBS to promote his latest film, “Stillwater,” told the network that filming the crime drama made him break his family’s rule to not be apart for more than two weeks.
“This is the first movie where we violated it,” he said, “so that was really tough and really helped the performance because it was very easy to access what I needed to access because I was really missing my kids.”
“We’re never breaking it again,” the 50-year-old actor added.
“Stillwater” centers on an American father flying to France to be with his estranged daughter, who’s in prison for a crime she says she didn’t commit.
The actor explained that having children helped him tap into his emotions for the role of the father “because I don’t have to try. I don’t have to reach for any emotions, whether it’s joy or whether it’s pain, because it’s all just nearby because the stakes are so much higher when you have kids.”
“Stillwater” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in France, which wrapped on Saturday, and it seems to have been well received. An executive editor for Variety reported that the film earned a standing ovation, which brought Damon to tears.
-Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) July 8, 2021