I have always been a fan of Matt Damon, but his recent interview with Parade magazine has made me like him even more. The actor, who can be seen soon in Clint Eastwood’s latest movie ‘Hereafter’ as a psychic who can speak to dead people reveals that his wife and daughters are his number 1 priority.
When asked about how he raises his daughters (Damon currently has 3 daughters and is expecting a 4th with wife Lucia) Damon replied;
“I think what’s important for kids to know is that your decisions here on earth matter, your behaviour matters, and how you treat other people matters. It matters here and I’m hoping that it matters in the afterlife, too. It just comes down to accountability for your own behaviour that’s important. So whenever I talk to my own kids or whenever they ask, I try and put the hereafter in kind of an ethical framework. If I had a bucket list, I’d say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.”
Be still my heart! I love to hear a father prioritize how he wants to raise his children! And while his children are his number 1 priority, he’s ready to stop at 4!
“My wife is about to have our fourth kid and we’ve drawn a line in the sand. This is it. Our lives are full and wonderful and we’re done having kids. Lucy is in her third trimester for the fourth time and I think that’s about enough to ask of any woman. I don’t want to turn her into Ethel Kennedy.”
Well I know how he feels! Good for them for knowing when enough is enough! Hereafter is in theatres nationwide on Friday, October 22 – will you go see it?
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