Matt Damon He says the search for his role in Stillwater – in which he plays an oil rig worker – was a huge wake-up call for red-state culture…something that could earn him an Academy Award.
The actor recently talked about getting to know his character in Oscar bait-y flick — which earned rave reviews and even an O status at the Cannes Film Festival that day — and says what he took away from the pottery giants Oklahoma was “amazing.”
“They’re in the oil business, and of course I voted for Trump,” Matt Damon says of his company. #Still water The character, citing time spent in Oklahoma as crucial to the role. “These guys who took us to the oil rigs… were great to us, they really helped us. It was eye-opening for me.” pic.twitter.com/Or6mZrW10Q
– Variety (@variety) July 9, 2021
Watch how Matt characterized the experience during a question-and-answer session after the screening of his upcoming film in France. Explains how he and the manager Tom McCarthy They spent a great deal of time in the South… where they got land, literally, from men who do the work day in and day out — to learn about their lifestyles, their personal lifestyles over life/family and of course their politics as well… which Matt didn’t discuss with contempt.
If anything… he got the opposite vibe, saying that the people he was around – not to mention his character, Bill – own up to who they are and what they are… even on the MAGA issue.
Matt Damon crying #was 2021 A standing ovation from Stillwater. pic.twitter.com/phpK2mOJT1
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) July 8, 2021
It is a very wonderful experience of what many would write off without a second thought – the moment you remember it trump And his supporters… Lots of people will tune in.
Not Matt, though… the way he talks about his encounters there makes it seem like there are some good people around – no matter what their politics – and they’re more subtle than the way they are understood to be a lot of the time. Which we tell him…obviously.
BTW, this movie isn’t necessarily some kind of slice of life in Oklahoma – Matt indulges in his acting or whatever. It’s actually an action-thriller – a la, “Taken” – with oil rigs/Central America as the backdrop. Still… a word, Matt’s role here is to get a lot of buzz, because they say he’s “unrecognizable” on screen.
It looks like it’s going to be a good thing — and with the Republican factor thrown in, we’re sure it’ll be the subject of some gossip once it hits theaters. Stillwater is due out later this month.