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Matt Damon Has Earned Honorary Aussie Citizenship After Doing A Live Interview From The Pub

Celebrities. They're just like us.

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You know how the saying goes: celebrities, they’re just like us. And when it comes to Matt Damon casually doing interviews from his local pub on a Tuesday arvo, it’s actually true.

After moving down to Australia with his family at the start of the year to film Thor: Love and Thunder, Matt Damon has just been enjoying the relaxed Aussie lifestyle.

Continuing the same energy he had in 2019 when the actor casually visited a Kmart in Ballina instead of attending the Oscars, Damon has proved that he truly has no more fucks to give by doing a big US TV interview live from his local pub. No. Seriously.

Positioned comfortably in front of the TAB section of a Byron Bay pub, Matt Damon had what appears to be a Facetime chat with NBC’s Today Show and admitted he was having a beer at his local during the interview.

“I’m in Australia, I’m having a beer. The people at the local club were nice enough to leave it open just so that I could do this [interview],” Damon told hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

“They’ve got the best internet connection in this neighbourhood where I am.”

Despite doing the interview to promote his latest film Stillwater, Kotb and Guthrie started the chat with questions about long-time friend Ben Affleck’s romantic reunion with Jennifer Lopez.

“We’re glad you’re a little boozy, because… we need to talk about something. A very important topic. Your friend Ben Affleck, and a little thing we call Bennifer,” Savannah started before showing a photo of the rumoured couple. “How do you like them apples?”

“Did the news make it to Australia? How did you even know that Bennifer was a thing again, possibly,” Kotb continued to probe.

“There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that!” Damon responded. “It’s a fascinating story. I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.”

From there, the rest of the interview really just descended into chaos as video call mishaps took over, like Damon’s phone slipping off its stand, the actor accidentally hanging up the call while adjusting his AirPods, and the connection glitching out before totally disconnecting.

But even with all the chaos, all Aussies could focus on was the fact that Matt Damon actually did a live interview from a pub.

Between this iconic moment and the actor’s surprise appearance at — and $10,000 donation to — a domestic violence charity over the weekend, Matt Damon is basically an honorary Aussie citizen at this point. Truly iconic.