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Matt Damon Thinks Of His Wife As “A Civilian”

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Matt Damon gave some boring interview to Esquire promoting his upcoming film, Elysium, but the part everyone is talking about is when he says (via Daily News):

I got lucky. I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn’t double-it grows exponentially.

What in the ever-loving hell. Did he mean to sound like an egotistical dick, or was that just a happy accident? Couldn’t he have said, “I fell in love with someone not in the entertainment industry”? He had to say “a civilian”? Come now, Matt, that’s Jason Bourne talk.

Yeah, you’re so lucky Matt Damon, that you fell in love with your normal average not famous actress wife. I get what he’s saying, I really do, but if he said this about me I would roll up this copy of Esquire and swat him with it saying, “CHOO CHOO, CIVILIAN COMING THROUGH!” But I’m not married. I don’t even have a boyfriend. So I guess my approach would be bad. :(

Also can’t help but wonder if this is some sort of twisted jab at Ben Affleck.

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  • I think you’re being a bit hard on him. I don’t think it’s the “best” comment he could have for his wife but in the end, he obviously loves her very much and we all basically understood what he was trying to say.

  • Big whoop. It’s probably an inside joke between the two, so what does it matter? She’s swimming in his money, I doubt that she cares at all that he called her a ‘civilian’.

  • He sounds like an idiot seeing as the actual definition of a civilian is a person not in the armed services or the police force.

  • I don’t know the man except for perceptions (that are probably BS) but I don’t think he meant anything assholean by this statement. If someone else said it….like say John Mayer….then I would be more inclined to think he was being a dick.

  • He’s Matt Damon. It is a decent commentary on how celebrities are distinctly separate from the general public. I doubt he means to equate being an actor with being a soldier.

    This isn’t newsworthy.