For many film lovers, Matt Damon is a name that carries quite the legacy in Hollywood, but for his four kids, he's just an average dad. And Matt wouldn't have it any other way. He had some seriously funny fatherhood stories to share in a recent interview on CBS This Morning.
According to Damon, his 15-year-old daughter has never seen his most renowned project, Good Will Hunting. "[She] refuses to see it," he admitted with a smile. "She doesn't want to see any movies that I'm in that she thinks might be good." His interviewer, CBS's Seth Doane couldn't help by cracking up in response. But he also needed to know the reason behind the 15-year-old's rule. "She just likes to give me s**t," Damon laughed. It was as simple as that. And as Matt would later explain, the teasing wasn't only restricted to his Oscar-winning film.
"My daughter said, 'Remember that movie you did, The Wall?'" Matt recalled. "I said, 'It was called The Great Wall.' And she goes, 'Dad, there was nothing great about that movie.'" But there were no hurt feelings here, Matt appreciated how her daughter kept him "down to earth [and] humble. She keeps my feet firmly on the ground," the father of four chuckled. However, fatherhood was an absolute dream come true for the Hollywood legend, and he and his family have made some strict rules to make sure they remain a tight unit.
Even before taking his latest project, Still Water, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Matt and his crew held a family meeting to decide whether he would take the role. Why? Because it would involve breaking the number one rule in the house. "We have a two-week rule in our family that we're not apart for more than two weeks," he explained. But with his family's blessing, he went on to film the movie overseas. "I like that they know that I love my job. They know it's time-consuming and that it's a lot of work, and that it fills me up," he said. But now that the project's done the rule has been "firmly re-established."
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