Matt Damon Remembers His First Bizarre Encounter with Prince, Plus His First Impressions of Heath Ledger
Matt Damon is honored by industry friends in the August cover story for GQ
Matt Damon has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but he will always remember his first impressions of two megastars who passed before their time.
“After The Bourne Ultimatum came out, there was a premiere in London. Prince actually came to it, then got tickets for the cast to come see him [perform],” she explains.
“We were summoned into a room, to meet him [after the show]. Matt said, ‘So you live in Minnesota? I hear you live in Minnesota.’ ”
Damon remembers, “Prince said, ‘I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon.’ ”
The actor also spoke about his first impressions of Heath Ledger, whom he worked with on The Brother’s Grimm.
“He was too bright for this world. Coming off [The Brother’s Grimm, I was] telling everybody that I just worked with the best actor I’ve ever seen,” he says.
And people were like, ‘What are you talking about? The guy from A Knight’s Tale?’ And I was like, ‘You just wait. And wait until you see what kind of director he’s gonna be.’ There were things that he did where I couldn’t have got there in three lifetimes.”
For example, friend and frequent collaborator George Clooney, offered, “He looks swell in a Speedo.”