Matt Damon opens up about working with Ben Affleck for the first time since 1997’s Good Will Hunting – Fox News
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon haven’t worked together on a project since 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” – and while fans may be left scratching their heads as to why, Damon said he isn’t as surprised at the rare occurrence.
Damon, 50, spoke to E! News at the New York City premiere for their upcoming film “The Last Duel,” and revealed that he and Affleck “assumed [writing] would be so time-consuming that we’d never be able to do it.”
The actor went on to explain that the acting pair just figured they’d “never find the time” to write another script like “Good Will Hunting” but ultimately came to the realization that “If we just work during hours that we could easily carve out, we could get a lot done.”
Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are working together on a movie for the first time since ‘Good Will Hunting’ in 1997. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
“I grew up with this guy, I’ve known him forever. We’re from the same world and place, and stayed close and I often think about people who come into this business and there’s some challenges that get thrown at you,” Affleck explained. “And having somebody to go through it with me and bounce stuff off of has been really helpful.”