Matt Damon claims that he stopped using homophobic f–word slurs recently after his daughter made it clear to him.
The Sunday Times published a broad interview with the actor that covered a variety of topics. This one was mentioned in the same breath as the others about how Hollywood is changing (for worse, Matt seems like to think).
We feel that Matt Damon is losing everything he loves about his industry when we sit down together.
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He claims he has put aside the f-word for good in recent weeks, explaining that he didn’t consider it a slur much when he was growing-up.
He then said that he had made a joke about the word before one of his three daughters -- who are between 10 and 15 years old -- and they protested his use of it.
Matt said, "She left it at the table. I laughed and said, "She left the table." It's what I said in the movie Stuck on You! She wrote a long and beautiful essay about how dangerous that word was in her bedroom. I replied, "I am going to retire the f-slur!" I understood."
Damon refers to the scene at the end of the 2003 comedy. In which Greg Kinnear and Damon play brothers who are literally joined at the hip, this scene is quite funny. After they have been separated, the word is shortened to its shorter form and a musical montage begins to play.
Damon's ST interview has a lot more -- including a hot take on how anyone with wit could have played Iron Man... and not just RDJ. This is a whole new can of worms.