From playing the role of a space-faring scientist to a modified killer with the wits and smarts of a secret agent, Matt Damon has done all of it and then some in his decorated Hollywood career of 25 years. Featured in many old-time classics as well as modern masterpieces, the Bourne series star has been through a lot of different physical and mental training regimes to prepare for all the various and dynamic roles that helped him put his best forth.
Apart from being an excellent actor, he is also very empathetic towards his co-stars and people in general. During the shoot of his film Interstellar, he observed that his co-star Anne Hathway seemed to be a little out of shape than she was supposed to be in for the hectic work schedule that the movie demanded, so he helped her to get better by making her quit her vegan diet, which turned out to be the cause of her discomfort.
Matt Damon Helped Anne Hathaway Quit Veganism
In most of the films that Matt Damon has starred in, he has been in need of saving him from one situation or the other. From movies like Saving Private Ryan to The Martian, and even in Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Interstellar, where his character has been stuck on an inhabitable planet in a state of cryostasis for a long time. But when it comes to the real world, he tries to look out for everyone’s safety and well-being.
One such instance happened when the Ford V Ferrari star was going out to dinner with his co-star Anne Hathaway during the shoot of Interstellar when he noticed that she was feeling off and even seemed to look tired. When Damon asked what she was having for food all these days, she revealed that she had been following a Vegan diet for a long time. Damon took notice and gave her a bit of the Salmon that he had ordered, and after having something other than vegetables and vegan substitutes after so long, she felt relieved. She said to Tatler:
“So then I was the only chick and I’m the vegan and everyone’s just going with the flow, So I asked [she puts on a small embarrassed voice]: ‘Is your fish local?’ And they said: ‘Do you see that fjord?’ So I had a piece of salmon and my brain felt like a computer rebooting.”
She also revealed that she had gotten into the Vegan diet when she was preparing herself for Les Misrables and had lost 25 pounds of weight within weeks of starting it. Then, she remained on the diet for the next 3 years until Damon intervened to make her feel better and quit Veganism because it wasn’t suiting her.
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What’s Next For Matt Damon?
After his recent appearance as Carroll Shelby in 2019’s blockbuster Ford V Ferrari, Matt Damon has been taking a break from his work. With almost 25 years of his life given to his career with countless classics and superhits under his belt, has done almost all that he can for the industry. As for what projects he will be a part of in the future? he is reportedly working on a new film series for Apple Original Films called The Instigators, which is still in its early stages of production.
Interstellar, streaming now on Paramount+.
Source: Women’s Health