Matt Damon used the podium at the Director’s Guild Awards to poke a little fun at his co-nominee for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Matt Damon said, “Every night at six o’clock, the horn blew and Ridley [Scott] and I went to dinner. And that’s how you make a movie, and we finished the film really early and we saved two million bucks. And Leo – we weren’t cold at all. I’m just sayin’. There’s another way to do it.”
Matt Damon was referring to the dangerous and harsh conditions Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as the cast and crew, endured while filming The Revenant.
The Revenant was filmed in cold and snow-covered Canadian wilderness. DiCaprio, a strict vegan, even had to eat raw liver for the role.
Matt Damon’s filming situation for The Martian was definitely more comfortable.
While Matt Damon seemed to have had an easy time filming The Martian, he is struggling a little to get his new movie, The Great Wall, to the big screen.
It was originally set to open this November, but has been rescheduled for President’s Day weekend 2017.
The Great Wall, which stars Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Tian Jing, Andy Lau and Willem Dafoe will be directed by House of Flying Daggers‘ Zhang Yimou.
While Matt Damon’s comments to Leonardo DiCaprio seemed mean, DiCaprio and The Revenant‘s director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, reportedly laughed along with him.
What do you think about Matt Damon’s comparative comments?