Matt Damon - Damon Thanks Mum For Fateful Wife Meeting
MATT DAMON partly has his mother to thank for his wife and kids - because he would never have met LUCIANA BARROSO if he hadn't listened to his mum's advice.
Damon was keen to shoot Rescue Dawn with director Werner Herzog, but fearing the war drama would mean her son would have to lose weight for the role, his mother suggested he take on a comedy instead.
So Damon shot the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck on You with Greg Kinnear - and met his wife on set.
He says, "Werner and I were talking about Rescue Dawn about eight years ago with me possibly playing the Christian Bale role. I was really strongly considering that and instead I met with the Farrelly Brothers.
"I remember talking to my mother and she said, 'You know, you don't always have to go into a jungle and lose a bunch of weight. You're allowed to have a little fun.'
"So I did the Farrelly Brothers movie and that there was where I met my wife, so, four kids later, that was a pretty fateful decision."