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Matt Damon & Kate Winslet Join Cast of 'Contagion' for Pandemic PSAs - Watch (Video)

Matt Damon & Kate Winslet Join Cast of 'Contagion' for Pandemic PSAs - Watch (Video)

Matt Damon and Kate Winslet are reuniting with the cast of Contagion for an important cause.

The 2011 film, which has seen a surge in popularity amid the ongoing global health crisis, also starred Jennifer Ehle and Lawrence Fishburn, who are having a digital reunion on Friday (March 27) with an educational clip about the pandemic.

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“A few years ago a bunch of us did this movie called Contagion, which we’ve noticed is is creeping its way back up on the charts on iTunes for obvious reasons, given what we’re all going through right now,” Matt says.

“In the movie I played a guy who was immune to the hypothetical virus that was spreading around the world. That was a movie. This is real life. I have no reason to believe I’m immune to COVID-19 and neither do you, no matter how young you are. This is a new virus. It’s gonna take some times for our bodies and our doctors to understand it and understand new ways to protect us.”

“In the movie Contagion, I played an epidemiologist trying to stop the spread of a hypothetical virus. To prepare for the role, I spent time with some of the best public health professionals in the world. And what was one of the most important things they taught me? Wash your hands like your life depends on it because right now, in particular, it just might,” Kate said.

“So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, a little bit powerless at the moment, here’s something we can all do to make a difference. And it doesn’t require a medical degree, or a microscope, or a ton of knowledge.”

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