Matt Damon and Emily Blunt sat down with Meredith Vieira on the Today Show to talk about their movie The Adjustment Bureau, which comes out next weekend. Vieira asks the million dollar question: what making out with each other was like. Watch them get cute as they talk about how awkward the scene was, and how Blunt couldn't stop laughing.
Video: Matt Damon and Wife Luciana Spend Valentine's Day With Emily Blunt at the Adjustment Bureau Premiere
Matt Damon had his wife Luciana on his arm last night for the NYC premiere of The Adjustment Bureau, which hits theaters early next month. He's been on the East Coast for the last few days doing press for the film during a break from shooting We Bought a Zoo in LA. It was an evening of work despite the Valentine's Day holiday, but Matt said at the junket on Saturday that he and Luciana don't need special occasions or big gestures. When asked what dramatic move he's made for her, Matt said, "You build your life around someone, that's pretty crazy. But it's more incrementally. There's no moment where I'm like Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July running down the street in the rain . . . any minute I'm not working I go home. But we have a two week rule." They're among the many couples who are happy to show PDA any day of the year, though Matt's costar, Emily Blunt, was without her own spouse John Krasinski. She still was decked out for the screening, wearing a salmon-colored Elie Saab concoction. Emily and Matt returned to the East Coast after filming the project at iconic Big Apple landmarks last year, and their amazing access to those spots is evident in the trailer — stay tuned for more from Matt and Emily's big night on PopSugar Rush!
Actress Emily Blunt teamed up with Matt Damon, her co-star of The Adjustment Bureau, for the March covers of Women's and Men's Health. It's the first time that the two magazines have ever shared cover models, and they could not have picked a better pair. Here's what Emily told the magazine about getting in shape to play a ballet dancer for the film:
"I looked like an aerobics teacher. My shoulders puffed out, my back looked like there was a barrel of snakes in it and I had an eight-pack."
Emily is thrilled with the results — the actress feels toned, defined, and "muscle-ly." Benoit-Swan Pouffer, the film's choreographer, told Dance Magazine that he got Emily in shape by putting her through a boot-camp-style workout that included dance training with Pouffer and working with a Tracy Anderson Method trainer. On average, Emily worked out for almost fours hours every day during the month that led up to filming; once filming began, she continued her sessions with Pouffer and also hit the gym. Even though the training was exhausting, Emily pulled it off and transformed herself into a dancer for the film's three performances: a solo, a duet, and a group number.
The Adjustment Bureau costars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt were the lucky ones chosen to be the first-ever cover stars of both Men's and Women's Heath, which hit newsstands today. Emily has been doing double duty promoting their collaboration as well as Gnomeo and Juliet, and we had the chance to learn all about her former gnome fears while at the recent junket for the animated picture. Emily and Matt are on the March editions of the Health magazines to chat all about their upcoming film, their close friendship, and how she got into shape to play a ballet dancer. Matt also shared a few choice words about movies he feels are made just based on a star's power at the box office — projects that he strives to avoid. They said:
- Matt on Emily's acting abilities: "There are a lot of great actresses her age right now, but Emily is just f—king unbelievable."
- Emily on having fun with Matt: "I met Matt and he was lovely and very funny, and instantly, I thought, 'Oh, we could be like teenage boys together. Just be weird and stupid and silly.'"
- Emily on getting in shape to play a ballet dancer: "I looked like an aerobics teacher. My shoulders puffed out, my back looked like there was a barrel of snakes in it and I had an eight-pack!"
- Matt on movies that are just star vehicles: "That’s like watching someone jerk off, really. It’s just absolutely not at all interesting, and not something I want to spend any time doing."
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt cracked each other up on the set of The Adjustment Bureau in NYC today, where they're working on reshoots. They spent most of last Fall filming together, and even though it's not out until September, the trailer has us excited already. We have predictions for both Matt and Emily's Summer plans, but to kick it off they're back in familiar outfits to nail down a few scenes. Meanwhile, one of Damon's other action-packed roles, Jason Bourne, may live on without him since the latest round of stories further confirm rumors he won't be in the fourth installment.
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Matt Damon is a man that knows how to dart from danger (see the Bourne series or Green Zone), and he's about to get his run on again. In The Adjustment Bureau, Damon plays David, an up-and-coming politico who crosses paths with a ballerina named Elise (Emily Blunt) — until a covert agency steps in to thwart their romance. The reason: David and Elise were never supposed to get together, and their relationship is putting them on different life paths than what was assigned to them. This is where the movie takes a definite sci-fi, part Truman Show, part Minority Report turn, and street chase scenes ensue.
But even if futuristic mumbo-jumbo isn't your thing, the film looks like a love story at its core (as indicated by Damon and Blunt's dramatic smooch!), which is one of the main reasons I'll be seeing it. Plus, man of the hour John Slattery also stars, in a part that's much bigger than his quick cameo in Iron Man 2. I'd say that all stacks up to make this a pretty promising movie, but take a look at the preview, when you read more
Matt Damon was back to work on The Adjustment Bureau yesterday filming at Yankee Stadium, which is enemy territory for the die-hard Red Sox fan. He's focusing on his current project, but another of his films, Invictus, hits the big screen next weekend. Matt recently stepped out to honor that film's director, Clint Eastwood, with an event at the Museum of the Moving Image. Matt admitted that his wife was a big factor in his decision to tackle the role of a South African rugby captain, saying, "I have come to judge good jobs and good directors by how my wife feels about them. . . and my wife loves Clint Eastwood."
Matt Damon was back in his long coat yesterday to keep working on The Adjustment Bureau in NYC. His costar Emily Blunt wasn't by his side, unlike other afternoons of filming, but Matt had a few members of the crew around for company and laughs. It was Jon Voight who appeared with him last night at the Children at Heart benefit gala, during Matt's most recent evening out after a long day on set. We caught up with Matt last week at the premiere of his project with the History Channel, The People Speak — make sure to check out the video!
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Matt Damon spent yesterday afternoon working on the NYC set of The Adjustment Bureau. The actor has been getting to know his costar Emily Blunt over lunch on breaks from shooting, but most of his downtime is spent with his wife and daughters. He and Emily were together to shoot scenes in the early evening, but she was soon off to join her real life leading man John Krasinski at the 24 Hour Plays. Matt filled up this year with charity projects, family travel, and work including two very different movies that are coming out over the next few months — Oscar-buzzy Invictus and action filled The Green Zone.
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