Matt Damon says he wants to steer his daughters away from acting. The actor recently took part in a Hollywood Reporter roundtable discussion when he talked about Alexia, 14, Isabella, 6, Gia, 4, and Stella, 23 months.
He said, ”I would try to steer my daughters away from acting. Women are in a different business than we are. It is just brutal for women. For men, the roles get really good at 40 and beyond. And that’s when you really start doing your best work.”
He also admits being famous is “jarring”.
He explained. ”When we started writing ‘Good Will Hunting’, I was 22 and Ben [Affleck] was 20 and it came out when I was 27 and he was 25. I always had this theory that you kind of retard emotionally at the moment you become famous. It’s not that you change, the world changes his relationship to you. So your entire reality shifts and that’s a jarring experience and hard to prepare for.”
Damon and Affleck are still great friends. They are currently working on a project based on the story of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.