Matt Damon Won't Spank His Kids (But He Does It In Movies)

Thu, December 16, 2010 4:27pm EDT by Add first Comment

BauerGriffin.comThere’s a scene in Matt’s new movie, True Grit, where he gives his co-star Hailee Steinfeld a beating, but the Oscar winner says he never spanks his four daughters!

No spanks for the Damon darlings! In a crucial scene in his new Coen brothers film, True Grit, Matt Damon throws his co-star Hailee Steinfeld, 14, over his knee and whacks her with a wooden paddle. Sounds intense, right? Well no worries, Matt says that’s a long way from how he disciplines his four daughters with wife Luciana Barroso Alexia, 12, Isabella, 4, Gia, 2, and Stella, 2 months. “I definitely don’t spank ‘em,” the actor, 40, tells People.

Matt says his girls have him wrapped around his fingers

The whole family headed down south to New Mexico and Texas to visit Matt on the set of True Grit, which also stars Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin. Considering the movie is a western, the girls loved seeing the animals galloping around the set! “They were interested in seeing the horses,” Matt says. “So we got some pictures of them with the horses.”

Although Matt says “it’s kind of nuts,” in his house full of women, it’s nice to hear that he doesn’t resort to spanking his brood when they’re out of control!

–Leigh Blickley

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