Oppenheimer: Matt Damon told his wife he would take a break from acting unless ‘Chris Nolan calls’

Matt Damon got personal with him in a recent interview Oppenheimer castmates.

The 52 year old goodwill hunt Star plays Lt Leslie Groves Jr., director of the top-secret Manhattan Project in Christopher Nolan’s new biopic about J Robert Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy as “the father of the atomic bomb.”

During a roundtable interview with Nolan, Murphy and fellow cast members Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr., Damon surprisingly revealed a promise he made to his wife during couples therapy.

“That may sound made up, but it’s actually true,” he told his colleagues in an interview Weekly entertainment.

“In order not to get too personal, I had to negotiate extensively with my wife that I would allow myself some time off. I had been inside Interstellarand then Chris put me on hold for a couple of movies, so I wasn’t on the rotation,” Damon joked of the director, who is known to enjoy working with actors on a recurring basis (Murphy, for example, has appeared in six films now). Nolan images).

“But I actually negotiated in couples therapy — that’s a true story — the only caveat that kept me from taking time off was when Chris Nolan called,” he said.

“This is done without knowing if he’s been working on anything or not because he never tells you. He just calls you out of the blue. And so it was a moment in my family.”

Matt Damon (left) and Christopher Nolan

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“Even modern psychology has a caveat…” Downey joked to his co-star.

“For Chris!” Damon replied.

Damon has been married to Luciana Barroso since 2005; The couple have four daughters together.

“[It’s] “It’s fun to do,” Nolan said of calling actors out of the blue with job offers. “But it means it’s very difficult to call you to go to dinner or something. Because every time you answer the phone, it’s like this: What will it be?

Previously on the press tour for OppenheimerDamon recalled “getting depressed” while filming a particularly regrettable film project.

“Without naming specific films…sometimes you find yourself in a film that you know might not be what you hoped it would be, and you make it anyway,” he said.

“And I remember halfway through production and it was still months before you and you took your family somewhere, you know, and you caused them inconvenience, and I remember my wife pulling me up because I fell into a depression for example: What have I done?”

Oppenheimer hits theaters on July 21st.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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