Matt Damon revealed he once “fell into a depression” while filming a movie he knew was a “losing effort.”
The “Oppenheimer” actor recalled asking himself, “What have I done?” halfway through shooting a film that wasn’t quite going as he had hoped.
While promoting his latest project, set for release July 21, Damon looked back at a time when he didn’t have full confidence in one particular project during an interview on “Jake’s Takes.”
“I think, without naming any particular movies, that sometimes you find yourself in a movie that you know perhaps might not be what you had hoped it would be and you’re still making it,” the 52-year-old said.
Damon credited his wife, Luciana Barroso, for encouraging him to see the movie through.
“And I remember halfway through production and you’ve still got months to go and you’ve taken your family somewhere, you know, and you’ve inconvenienced them, and I remember my wife pulling me up because I fell into a depression about like, what have I done?”
“She just said, ‘We’re here now’,” he went on. “You know, and it was like…I do pride myself, in a large part because of her, at being a professional actor and what being a professional actor means is you go and you do the 15-hour day and give it absolutely everything, even in what you know is going to be a losing effort.”
Matt Damon ‘fell into a depression’ filming movie he knew was a ‘losing effort’ Matt Damon ‘fell into a depression’ filming movie he knew was a ‘losing effort’