Matt Damon's Teen Likes To 'Give Him Sh*t' About His Movies

by Erica Gerald Mason
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The actor says his teen daughter Isabella likes to give him sh*t about his films

If the ‘twos’ are terrible, then the ‘teens’ are thunderous. Your once sweet little angel now thinks you’re a moron. A simple ‘good morning’ is seen as a weakness. And God forbid, you go in for a hug in public. You might as well have licked your little babe’s elbow in the middle of Costco.

And so it is with Matt Damon. “[My daughter] doesn’t want to see any movies that I’m in that she thinks might be good,” the actor said on CBS Sunday Morning.

The actor, who is doing press to support his new film Stillwater, talked about whether fans still think of him as the star of Good Will Hunting and what his 15-year-old daughter thought of the movie.

“Sure, yeah. Fewer and fewer,” Damon admitted. “You know, younger people don’t know it as much.”

Damon said that his daughter Isabella, whom he shares with his wife Luciana Barroso, “refuses to see [Good Will Hunting]’.”


“She doesn’t want to see any movies that I’m in that she thinks might be good,” he said.

Which means she’s never seen the famous apple scene from the film.

Asked to clarify his statement, Damon joked, “She just likes to give me shit.”

Doesn’t every teen, though? We digress.

“My daughter said, ‘Yeah, remember that movie you did, The Wall?’ I said, ‘It was called The Great Wall.’ She goes, ‘Dad, there’s nothing great about that movie,’ ” Damon said.

Damon, who is also dad to daughters Stella, 10, Gia, 12, and Alexia, 22, has shared similar sentiments in the past about his kids’ reactions to his films.

Something tells us Luciana would have SEVERAL OPINIONS about this scene from The Departed.

“You know what they did see is The Martian, which was odd, I never was going to show it to them because I felt like it was kind of a movie for [adults],” Damon told People. “But their classmates had seen it and so other parents at the school were saying, ‘Oh my daughter loved it.’ ”

“I put it on for the kids at home,” told the magazine. “It had come out on iTunes so I downloaded it and put it on. I narrated the first 20 minutes because my youngest daughter was still pretty young and [in the beginning] I have that hole in my stomach from the antennae. She was probably six, or seven at the time. Like, ‘Oh look at that fake stomach. You know how Dad did that?’ I hit ‘Pause’ and kind of walked them through that and then they watched it.”

Maybe someday Damon’s teen will appreciate her father’s huge talent but for now, he’s just another dorky, embarrassing dad.