Matt Damon puts family first

Published on 3 March 2011

Matt Damon believes it is possible to strike the right balance between his filming commitments and spending time with his family.

Matt Damon would never put work before his family.
The 40-year-old actor - who raises 12-year-old stepdaughter Alexia and daughters Isabella, four, Gia, two, and four-month-old Stella with spouse Luciana - believes it is possible to strike the right balance between personal and professional commitments.
He said: "I try to have my cake and eat it. On the one hand, I'm most excited and alive when I'm working on something I love. But not to the detriment of my family.
"Clint Eastwood will shoot a 10-hour day, which is the regular hours parents go to work. It's a great creative experience and then I'm home with my kids."
Matt - who has been directed by Clint in 'Hereafter' and 'Invictus' - also revealed he takes longer to prepare for movie roles these days because he hates having to diet beforehand.
He explained to Britain's Glamour magazine: "I exercise better than I used to. I have trouble cutting out all the food I like, so I start getting ready for movies by preparing earlier.
"I could eat a 10-course meal every night if you let me."