Matt Damon tells HollyBaby that he’s looking forward to the birth of his fourth daughter with wife, Luciana Barrosa, but being the only man among five females has its downside.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barrosa are expecting their fourth child very soon. And when HollyBaby.com caught up with him, it was clear that the 40-year-old father couldn’t be more excited about giving daughters Alexia, 11 (from Luciana’s previous marriage), Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2, a little sister. “I’m a lucky guy!” he says.
In fact, the only time Matt feels outnumbered is when it comes to using the bathroom. “I don’t get a lot of time in the bathroom and it will get worse when they get older,” he laughs. He’s got such a great attitude about being the only man in the house, we couldn’t resist asking him about him about his wife’s cravings, diaper duty and just how he managed to lose the pounds he packed on for The Informant!
Congrats on your new baby! Has Luciana been having any pregnancy cravings?
The great thing about living in New York City is you can order anything online at any hour of the day. Whatever she is craving, they deliver. We can have ice cream in the middle of the night if we want. I love living in New York.
Do you have any advice for other daddies-to-be?
It’s just about being there for your wife. She’s amazing. I try to do everything I can and sometimes even get out of the way.
Are you at all concerned about being outnumbered 5 to 1 when your new baby is born?
I’m surrounded by beautiful girls. I’m a lucky guy.
Aww! Do you and your childhood buddy from Boston Ben Affleck share any parenting advice?
We do compare some stories. But we’re both good on diapering.
Did your wife mind when you gained 30 pounds for The Informant?
There was just more of me to love. We had fun. I’ve seen her belly and I loved parading around with my belly. My stepdaughter told me that I got all squishy.
How did you lose the weight?
It was easy. I gave up fast food, beer and pizza.
Tell us about your new Clint Eastwood film Hereafter, where you play a psychic.
Everyone in this film is looking for answers. It becomes their life quest. The twist for me is they’re looking for these answers from a guy who doesn’t want to tell the answers. Each time he touches someone’s hand, he can feel those who they’ve lost.
You have a scene in a hotel room with a little boy who has lost his twin brother and just wants to get some contact with him. What was it like to work with a child?
That little boy had such a heartbreaking face that each time we did a scene, I’d mist up. He just really got to me. I couldn’t get through the scene without choking up.