Matt Damon was on the go before dawn this morning, stopping to sign autographs for fans in NYC. The Contagion star swung by The Today Show to chat with his old pal Matt Lauer. Self-confessed germaphobe Lauer greeted Damon wearing a surgical mask before diving into questions about the film. Damon returned the jokes, describing his shaved hairdo as "the Lauer." From there Matt was on the move again and dropped by Regis and Kelly for an interview. Matt's back in the Big Apple after a trip to Italy, where he joined costars Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Ehle, Laurence Fishburne, and director Steven Soderbergh at their Venice Film Festival premiere. He'll be in the company of another castmate, Marion Cotillard, tonight when they hit the red carpet together at the film's NYC premiere. There's more excitement in the Damon household this week, since three of his four daughters are heading to school tomorrow. Matt says he's ready too, saying to Lauer, "I used to walk to school when I was a kid, and I just love that part of it. Particularly the first day, and the jitters! [My] three-year-old still she still doesn’t know she’s going to school. We have a 7th grader starting a new school, and my Kindergartener is really excited because she’s going back to school and seeing her friends." From there Matt was on the move again and dropped by Live With Regis and Kelly for his next interview.
Matt Damon Talks Contagion and Jokes About His "Lauer" Hairdo on The Today Show