Matt Damon: Butch-er and More Intense!
Matt Damon is Entertainment Weekly‘s cover boy this week.
Was it that vague when you signed on to do [Bourne Ultimatum]? I did the whole movie that way. In any given scene I didn’t know where I’d just come from or where I was going. Which, as an actor, you kind of need! And Paul’s only direction was ”Butch-er and more intense!” Finally I was like, ”If you give me the f—ing ‘butch-er and more intense’ note one more time, I’m gonna kick your ass!” It’s incredible that we’ve been able to pull the rabbit out of the hat three times.
Have you seen Ben Affleck’s new movie yet [Gone, Baby, Gone, which Affleck directed]? Yeah, it’s great! Unequivocally great.
Was it strange for you guys to be in Hawaii together this summer with your wives and kids? Was there ever a moment where you just laughed and said, Jesus, look at us? Yeah, seeing the kids playing together, that was a trip.
What do you miss most about bachelorhood? It’s got to be the whores [laughs]. No, I mean my bachelorhood was kind of squandered making movies.
And in box office news… The Bourne Ultimatum pulled in a cool $70.2 million this weekend. Identity opened with $27.1 million and Supremacy opened at $52.5 million. Will the fourth Bourne film open even higher??