With baby #4 on the way later this year, actor Matt Damon says he and his wife Luciana definitely don’t have plans for a fifth! In a new interview with Parade magazine, the Hereafter star muses on fatherhood, and shares his thoughts on the afterlife.
On being done at 4 kids: “My wife is about to have our fourth kid and we’ve drawn a line in the sand. This is it. Our lives are full and wonderful and we’re done having kids. Lucy is in her third trimester for the fourth time and I think that’s about enough to ask of any woman. I don’t want to turn her into Ethel Kennedy.”
On what he hopes to teach his girls Alexis, 11, Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2: “I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behavior matters, and how you treat other people matters. It matters here and I’m hoping that it matters in the afterlife, too. It just comes down to accountability for your own behavior that’s important. So whenever I talk to my own kids or whenever they ask, I try and put the hereafter in kind of an ethical framework. If I had a bucket list, I’d say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.”
On death: “I do contemplate my own mortality. Whenever you lose people, it’s something you think about a lot and having kids is another thing that makes you give it some thought. Like most people, I’ve dealt with death, starting with my grandfather and then various friends, and it came in various ways, expected and unexpected. There’s nothing we can do. We all gotta get there at some point. But, I sure am curious about what’s next. I’m hopeful, too. That’s about all I can say. Who knows? Maybe the light just goes out, but we’ll all find out.”