How does one watch a movie when it stars one (or more) of your parents? That’s what the big stars have to deal with. For Matt Damon’s 15-year-old daughter, the solution is simple: She only watches movies she considers bad so she can give her old man a hard time. That is why, the actor recently revealed, she has never seen the movie that made him famous: hit movie of 1997 Goodwill to hunt.
“She didn’t want to see any of the movies I was in that she thought might be good. She just likes giving me *it,”Damon told CBS Sunday Morning while advertising Still water, the drama – horror just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. So while she “refused” to see the movie where he’s a reluctant genius getting therapy with Robin Williams, she’s going to watch one of his bigger bombs, from 2016.
“My daughter said, ‘Hey remember that movie you did, Wall? ‘ I said, ‘It’s called Great Wall. ‘ She said, “Dad, there’s nothing great about that movie,” he said, adding, “She kept my feet firmly on the ground.” (That said, both are is supposed to be a bit difficult about Great Wall, an interesting movie about a silly but handsome alien invasion made by master Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou.)
Damon not only became a big star with Goodwill to hunt. It won him and Ben Affleck the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. (Robin Williams, meanwhile, won Best Supporting Actor.) That’s arguably what made him such a name. Its value can always be set, but at least that “apple” scene is pretty good.