Matt Damon Enjoying Daddy Duty
First Published: February 11, 2011 5:42 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In Matt Damon’s new movie, “The Adjustment Bureau,” the actor plays a man who is forced to fight his destiny, but in his own life, the 40-year-old couldn’t be happier about how his life has turned out.
“I’m very lucky. Right now, I’m at a place in my life where I feel completely on the right path,” Matt told Access Hollywood at the junket for “The Adjustment Bureau,” on Friday in New York City.
The actor’s path includes wife Luciana and four daughters, with his most recent daughter, Stella, arriving last October.
“I felt a great sense of calm turning 40. All of those bigger kind of questions have been answered for me, so now it’s just about enjoying living the life that I have chosen and I love that,” he said when asked about his family and recent birthday.
“I remember being 25 and being 30 and not having a lot of that stuff figured out and it’s always kind of there looming, ‘I know I want kids some day, but I haven’t met the person I want to have kids with,’ you know, all those types of things,” Matt continued. “And now that I have four… What the hell was I thinking?”
Matt explained that after pursuing almost every acting gig possible for many years, the box office star is now more selective about being away from his family for work.
“What I really want now is health. To be healthy and to be there as much as I can and to hang out with my family,” he told Access. “I work a lot, but not too much. I believe in hard work… But I’m in control of my work now.”
One upcoming project that he’s excited about is the Liberace biopic, with Michael Douglas playing the late flamboyant piano-playing superstar and Matt portraying his lover, Scott Thorson.
“Michael is just going to be, its such a good role!” he explained. “It’s going to be a good one! I can see Michael doing it, he’s going to be great!”
Matt joked that he and Michael have been sexting with each other to prepare for their intimate onscreen romance.
“You gotta build up to these things, you don’t want to just jump right in,” he told Access. “I’m warming him up a bit.”
Matt told Access the as-yet-untitled Liberace movie is slated to start shooting in summer 2012. First up, Matt is back on the big screen with Emily Blunt in “The Adjustment Bureau,” which opens on March 4.