Matt Damon anxious with state of things in Trump era


Matt Damon, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, revealed a odd demand Trump had for when a film wanted to use one of his buildings; he had to have a part written in for him.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Damon admitted he was truly stunned by the level of racism exhibited by young people in the States, saying: "It's so much worse than I naively thought". "You had to write him in a part".

DONALD Trump demands to be written into major productions as a special payment for when films or TV shows are shot on his properties, it has been claimed.

"[Director] Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman - and the whole crew was in on it", he said.

"You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out", Damon explained.

"It was explained to us that in order for us to film at the Plaza [Hotel in New York City, which Trump then owned], we had a little walk-on part for Donald and Marla [Maples, Trump's wife at the time]", O'Donnell said.

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However, according to the Good Will Hunting actor, the president's appearance on camera doesn't necessarily secure him a place in the film's final cut.

Trump Tower is a 58-storey skyscraper managed by the Trump Organization, originally developed by Mr Trump.

Suburbicon is due to screen at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday (02Sep17), and Damon notes that the film's premise has become more topical since the events in Charlottesville.

"We made the movie past year and it's incredible to see what's happened in Charlottesville". "I just feel naive at this point".

And to see these young, aggrieved, white boys walking with their torches and screaming "Jews will not replace us!"

Damon also rallied against Trump for failing to fully condemn white supremacist violence in Charlottesville earlier this month, and called his "many sides" comment "abhorrent". "Sadly, I feel the movie was made at the right time", the star shared.