Barbatii se apara intre ei, sint o haita de lupi (wolfpack) loiali. Dar aceasta regula nu se aplica in showbiz, mai putin pentru Ben Affleck si Matt Damon. Cei doi au fost colegi de camera si au scris impreuna scenariul pentru Good Will Hunting, care a luat Oscar. Chiar daca carierele lor sint total diferite, drumurile s-au despartit, pare ca cei doi au ramas friends forever.
Ben a devenit un director si scenarist care a castigat Oscar (vezi filmul Argo) si Matt este un actor A list. Matt isi promoveaza acum ultimul film , The Martian, regizat de Ridley Scott cu multe zumzaieli ca ar fi unul dintre cele mai bune filme ale anului.
Matt este un barbat casatorit cuminte, in timp ce Ben are probleme cu alcoolul si jocurile de noroc dar mai ales probleme de fidelitate. In ajunul nuntii cu Jennifer Lopez a inselat-o cu stripperita (am zis bine?) iar acum dupa 10 ani de casatorie (cu copii) cu Jennifer Garner o inseala pe aceasta cu dadaca. End up in divort si intr-o intreaga poveste NannyGate care a afectat mai multe cupluri (Tom Brady and Gisele – dar in alt articol despre asta).
Ce face Matt intrebat de Ben? Il apara, ca un lup loial. Singurul dealtfel, pentru ca loialitatea intr-un caz de scandal super mediatizat, este rara. Sa-l apreciem pe Matt asa cum se cuvine:
On Ben Affleck
“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood. Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez. He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all. And through his work, he climbed from the bottom of the mountain all the way back up to the top and past where either of us had ever been.”
On #Damonsplaining diversity on Project Greenlight
“There was some context taken out.” [When he saw the final cut] “I went, ‘Oh my God, I look like an asshole.’ I thought it was a really insensitive thing to say.”
On his youth
“I had a terrible temper. I mean, like, a problematic temper. I still get riled up and competitive.”
On Donald Trump
“I’ve never met him. But when people are talking about putting a wall up, I just can’t take them seriously. I can’t. It seems so un-American. We have people running for the highest elected office talking about putting a wall up that would keep my wife and her family out of the country, you know?”
He supports Hillary Clinton for President
“I love Elizabeth Warren, but she’s not running for president.”
On his criticism of President Obama
“We talked about it, and look, even when I was giving him shit, he’s somebody who thinks so deeply about everything he does. I don’t ever question that it’s coming from the right place with him. He’s a remarkable human being and shockingly easy to be around. He’s incredibly approachable and doesn’t beat you up with his station, though he could.”
On meeting his wife and getting married
“I remember thinking, in my early 30s, that I wouldn’t [get married], you know? I didn’t think it was going to happen for me. My brother found his soul mate very young; he’d just turned 26 when they were married. He’d been married for 10 years by the time I even met my wife, and I looked at this really happy, wonderful marriage and kind of went, ‘I guess that’s not going to happen for me.’ And then it did.”
On his kids
“I heard once, you spend all of this time trying to protect your heart, and then you have kids, and it’s like you put it in their bodies and send them out into the world, and you can’t possibly know everything that comes with that. It’s a very, very different way to be in the world.”