Matt Damon stopped using “bullshit” after his daughter told him how “dangerous” it was.
The 50-year-old actor claimed that he didn’t realize how offensive and harmful the term was in relation to gay men, and thought it had “other uses” until one of his daughters wrote him a “very long, beautiful treatise” that’s the story behind the insult.
He told The Sunday Times: “The word that my daughter calls ‘cursing a homosexual’ was commonly used when I was a child in a different way.
“Several months ago I was joking and received a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, “Come on, this is a joke! I say that in Stuck on You! She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how dangerous this word is. I said, “I will give up the e-insult!” I understood. “
Matt has daughters Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, and his wife Luciana Barroso, as well as the stepfather of Luciana’s 22-year-old daughter Alexia.
And while the “Martian” star did not name which daughter made him give up the offensive term, he recently revealed that his teenage daughter refused to watch any of his films if they were “good.”
When asked if his fans still associate him with his breakthrough film Good Will Hunting, he replied, “Of course, yes – less and less.
“You know, young people don’t know much about it. You know, my 15 year old girl refuses to see it. She doesn’t want to watch any films I do that she thinks might be good. “
But Matt insisted that his daughters are proud of his career and are very supportive of me.
He said, “I love that they know they love my job. They know that it takes a lot of time, that it is a lot of work, and it fills me. “
And the Stillwater star admitted that becoming a parent made it easier for him to act because he has become a lot more emotional since he had children and he “suffocates more easily.”
He said, “Since I had children, my job has become much easier because I don’t have to try. I don’t need to reach out for any emotion, be it joy or pain, because it’s all just nearby, because the stakes are much higher when you have children. “