Hollywood superstar Matt Damon is currently living the idyllic life in a picturesque seaside village of Dalkey—a Dublin seaside suburb—under serendipitous circumstances. And guess what? Folks in Ireland are now seeing the star (trotting around like a regular guy) a LOT more than they ever would in this lifetime— weird right?
Quite like most of us, Damon is quarantining indoors with family. But, there’s an interesting tale that leads up to his sudden low-key existence in the Dublin suburb.
Matt Damon flew down from Los Angeles to the location on work—to get on with the filming of the now suspended Ridley Scott flick, “The Last Duel”. But, as the severity of the pandemic spiked since mid-March, the “Contagion” star was pushed to shift base (temporarily) until the outbreak settled. In a turn of events, Damon was soon spotted living a rather regular life by residents in Dublin. The star was frequently snapped lugging around a shopping bag of beach towels on his way to a swim-sesh in the Irish Sea, an iconic bathing pool.
As reported by a media outlet; the 49-year-old actor, albeit being stuck in a strange land owing to the lockdown restriction, seemed grateful to have his family by his side. “It’s incredible. This is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been to. “Obviously what’s going on in the world is horrible, but I’m with my whole family, I’ve got my kids,” said Damon during an interview with a local radio station Spin 1038. Damon revealed that he facetimed U2 frontman Bono who informed him about fully charged radio presenters Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly being on the lookout of the star.
The Oscar winning actor also expressed his gratitude to the people of Dublin who seemed to respect his privacy. The lengthy interview had Damon discuss a lot of things, including how his elder daughter was tested positive for COVID-19. She’s currently a University student in New York. But Damon was quick to reiterate that she’s doing just fine now. Damon was also full of praises for Irish politician and physician Leo Varadkar who’s currently doing his bit by working one day a week for the Health Service Executive. “You’ve got a (Taoiseach) who just goes to the hospital and starts working – I mean, what a bad ass. That’s just on another level,” said Damon on the radio show.
Matt Damon is currently soaking up the sun, and embracing the new normal with his wife Luciana Barroso, and three of their kids. Barroso and Damon have four kids together and are looking forward to meeting their older daughter as soon as the lockdown lifts.
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