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Matt Damon's Daughter Refuses To Watch Good Will Hunting For A Very Petty Reason

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Matt Damon's Daughter Refuses To Watch Good Will Hunting For A Very Petty Reason

Matt Damon has revealed his teenage daughter refuses to watch his film Good Will Hunting, saying there's a hilariously petty reason behind her stubbornness.

The 1997 film was written by Damon and his co-star Ben Affleck, who won the Oscar that year for Best Original Screenplay.

It follows a 20-year-old janitor and unrecognised mathematical genius called Will Hunting (Damon), who becomes the patient of therapist Dr Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). Though sessions, Hunting re-evaluates the relationships in his life, including the one he has with himself, as a means of confronting his past while addressing his future.

The movie is widely regarded as a masterpiece, but it seems there's one person who's chosen not to be a fan, and that's his very own daughter, Isabella.

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Credit: Miramax
Credit: Miramax

According to Damon, 15-year-old Isabella 'refuses' to watch it, and she has a fairly amusing reason why.

The actor appeared on CBS' Sunday Morning, where he was asked whether fans still associate him with Good Will Hunting.

He replied: "Sure, yeah. Fewer and fewer - you know, younger people don't know it as much.

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"My 15-year-old refuses to see it. She doesn't want to see any movies that I'm in that she thinks might be good."

Damon continued by comparing it to 2017's The Great Wall, which didn't go down too well with critics and audiences - or Isabella.

He continued: "She just likes to give me s***.

"My daughter said, 'Yeah, remember that movie you did, The Wall?' I said, 'It was called The Great Wall.'

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"She goes, 'Dad, there's nothing great about that movie.'"

Cracking up, he added: "She keeps my feet firmly on the ground."

Damon with wife Luciana Barroso. Credit: PA
Damon with wife Luciana Barroso. Credit: PA

Damon, who is also dad to Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, added of his offspring: "I like that they know that they love my job.

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"They know it's time-consuming and that it's a lot of work and that it fills me up."

The star has been promoting new film Stillwater, which recently premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and hits US cinemas on 30 July.

The crime drama also stars Camille Cottin and Abigail Breslin, and follows an oil worker in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as he learns that his estranged daughter has been falsely arrested in France and charged with murdering her friend.

He travels to visit her in prison, finding that she has exhausted all her legal options, and decides to move there permanently to help clear her name.

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Stillwater will also be released in the UK on 6 August.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Matt Damon

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