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Matt Damon Reveals Met Gala ‘Highlight’ and Talks About His Role in ‘IF’

Matt Damon Reveals Met Gala 'Highlight' and Talks About His Role in 'IF'

Matt Damon and John Krasinski might be starring together in the new movie “IF,” but their real-life friendship is far from imaginary. Damon opened up about his experience playing a walking, talking flower named “Sunny” in Krasinski’s directorial debut during its grand premiere in New York City on Monday.

“He showed me the picture probably a year before I did the voice, and he showed me Emily’s picture,” Damon told ET’s Rachel Smith. “He had all the renderings really early but had been talking about the movie or working on it for four years. I mean, he put so much of his heart into it. It’s so beautiful. It’s so him. It was a pleasure to just be a part of it.”

When asked what aspect of his youth he misses the most, outside of imaginary friends, Damon reflected, “Oh man, some of the people. Some people move along, you know what I mean? In one way or another, and so there’s always a nostalgia when you look back.”

Damon, 53, was accompanied by his wife, Luciana, 47, at the prestigious SVA Theater. The star-studded event also featured appearances by Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, Christopher Meloni, Awkwafina, Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, and Bobby Moynihan. “There’s a ton of us in there, but everybody wanted to be a part of it for sure,” Damon said.

The “Martian” star also attended another glittering event last week—the 2024 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6. He shared some highlights of the night, saying, “There were a lot. There were really wonderful people there. People I didn’t know I got to meet—Andrew Scott, an actor who played the same character I played 25 years ago, so that was really fun. And he was actually there with Jude Law, who I did the movie with. It was very funny; we were all seated at the same table, so that was definitely a highlight.”

Though it wasn’t Damon’s first Met Gala, it was a memorable one. “It was fantastic. It was beautiful,” Damon continued. “There was a great performance. It was great; it was, you know, a lot of people, no kind of pressure in there ’cause there’s no cameras or anything, so everybody’s pretty relaxed.”

When Ed Sheeran’s popularity at the event was mentioned, Damon replied, “He’s always a popular guy. I met him through Chris. He’s great.”

Damon’s new movie “IF” is a whimsical journey into the world of imaginary friends (IFs), seen through the eyes of a young girl with a unique gift.

Credit: ET Online

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