Matt Damon, the Martian actor, revealed he slipped into a depression while filming a movie he knew wasn’t going to succeed during an interview, and his wife Luciana Barroso, 46, helped him put things in perspective.
Despite the fact that Damon’s experience filming the movie was undoubtedly unpleasant, he did not come up with the movie’s moniker. However, the actor has already spoken openly about taking on projects he knew wouldn’t be commercially successful. The Great Wall, a 2016 action picture directed by Zhang Yimou, featured Matt Damon as William Garin, a European mercenary who joins forces with imperial Chinese forces to repel an alien invasion.
Damon portrays Manhattan Project director Leslie Groves in the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimer. The upcoming historical drama centres on the development of the atomic bomb by American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy).
Matt Damon opens up about being depressed while shooting for his films
According to Variety, actor Matt Damon recently admitted that he once “fell into a depression” in the middle of filming a movie that hasn’t been named because he recognized it was a “losing effort.” The Air actor discussed his experience with sadness while filming on a movie that didn’t turn out as he had wanted for it to during a promotion for his next movie Oppenheimer on Jake’s Takes.
During a 2021 interview about working on The Great Wall, Damon remarked, “I was like, this is exactly how tragedies happen. It is incoherent. As a motion picture, it fails.
“I came to consider that the definition of a professional actor; knowing you’re in a turkey and going, ‘OK, I’ve got four more months,” the Ford v. Ferrari star continued. It is the Hamburger Hill siege at sunrise. I know I’m going to die here, but I’m going to anyway. That’s about as grim as you can get creatively. I’d like to never experience that again.
How Matt Damon wife Luciana helped him to come out of depression
Without mentioning any specific films, the Good Will Hunting actor said, “Sometimes you find yourself in a movie that you know, perhaps, might not be what you had hoped it would be, and you’re still making it.” “And I remember halfway through production, and you still have months to go and you’ve taken your family somewhere, and you’ve inconvenienced them, and I remember my wife pulling me out of a depression about, like, what have I done,” she recalled.
The 52-year old Matt said Luciana’s simple “We’re here now” words made him realize he had to make the most of the circumstances.
As a professional actor, Matt said, “You go, and you do the 15-hour day and give it absolutely everything, even in what you know is going to be a losing effort.” “I do pride myself, in large part because of her, at being a professional actor,” he continued. And if you can accomplish that with the best attitude imaginable, you’re a pro, and she really assisted me in that.
After dating for two years, Matt and Luciana got married in 2005. They have three daughters together: Isabella, 17; Gia, 14, and Stella, 12. The 24-year-old Alexia, Luciana’s first child, also has the Oppenheimer actor as her stepfather.