Matt Damon And ‘Monuments’ Cast Attend PremiereBy: Emily Greene - February 6, 2014
It’s been a busy week for the cast of The Monuments Men.
From Live! With Kelly and Michael to The Late Show with David Letterman and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, stars of the film have been making the press rounds.
On Tuesday, February 4, the cast attended the New York premiere of the film at the Ziegfield Theatre.
At the premiere the cast joked around, telling stories about each other.
George Clooney – cast member, director, and writer – said of Matt Damon, “[He was] usually drunk, so we had somebody on the set all the time to make sure he stayed sober.” He later added, “I’ve done six films with him and he’s absolutely the best.”
Co-star Hugh Bonneville quipped about Clooney as a director, “It was a nightmare. I had to teach him a lot. Like when the camera’s over there, you try not to put your back to it. Things like that. The lens cap is for removal before filming starts. But he’s catching up. He’s learning, he’s sweet.”
Damon also took the time on the red carpet to talk about pal Ben Affleck’s role as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, and has even seen a photo of Affleck in the Batman suit. “I’ve seen a picture. I have seen a picture. It’s excellent. And I’ve talked to him about the story line, and it’s great,” said Damon.
While many think Affleck as Batman is a bad choice, Damon thinks otherwise. “Look, I’ve known him for thirty-something years. I’d be the first guy being like, ‘Buddy, what are you doing?’ But I think the movie is going to be great,” said Damon.
Fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live will be pleased to see Damon and other members of The Monuments Men cast as guests on the show on Thursday, February 6. Damon was last seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live when he took it over in January 2013. Kimmel is taking advantage of Damon being a guest on the upcoming episode and already taped a bit where Damon reads mean tweets about himself. One such tweet that Damon read in a deadpan voice said, “Too bad they don’t give an Oscar for blowing ass because Matt Damon would win every year. Go buy another zoo and live in it, Bourne I-d–khead. #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK”
Next up the cast can be seen on Good Morning America on Friday, February 7.
The Monuments Men will hit theaters Friday, February 7, 2014 after the release date was pushed back.