Matt Damon FaceTimes Bono In Irish Lockdown
That's a nice way to spend time in quarantine.
We all have different ways of spending time in quarantine. But, celebrities get to have slightly more fun in lockdown. Similarly, Matt Damon opens up about how he spends his time locked down in the Irish city of Dakley. He tells us about his experience in the Irish Lockdown, and it involves FaceTime with his buddy Bono from U2!
Here’s how Matt Damon spends time in Ireland amid lockdown
In an interview with hosts Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly of Spin 1038, Damon opens up about his life in Dalkey. The 49-year-old has been there since March, along with his wife and 3 youngest daughters. After much insisting, Damon finally called their radio station and chatted with the two. Apparently, Damon was trying to find their numbers for quite a while, until his wife gave him a bright idea:
She’s like, ‘You’re such an idiot, just, like, look up their number; you don’t have to wait for them to say it.
Matt Damon arrived in Dakley in March to shoot scenes of the medieval drama The Last Duel, but production halted due to the Coronavirus. The hosts then asked Damon what he thought about the people of Dalkey who are fiercely ‘protecting him’, to which he said:
I laughed so hard when I heard that. That’s when I realized how great this place was and how protective everybody here is. I had no idea that all this was happening kind of behind the scenes.
After that, the conversation shifted to the lead singer of U2, Bono, whom Damon regularly FaceTime with. The Irish Lockdown doesn’t sound so bad now, right?
FaceTiming Bono of U2
Of course, if Matt Damon is in Ireland then how could he miss a chance to meet Bono, the lead singer from U2? When the hosts asked Damon about Bono, he said:
“He (Bono) said to me last week, ‘You know there is a local radio station that’s looking for you’. I was like, ‘I really got to track those guys down, I got to call into that show. It’s gone on too long.’
Only stars like Matt Damon can be lucky enough to FaceTime amazing singers like Bono. After Bono was out of the air, the hosts brought up Damon’s 2011 film Contagion. Damon:
Anybody who says you couldn’t predict this, just look at ‘Contagion’. Ten years ago we made a movie just by talking to experts and asking them how would this look and how kind of would it go down. The whole thing is tragic and sad.
Eventually, Matt Damon finally confessed that he might even be in the mood to buy a house in Dalkey and settle down here. That would be a nice way to spend time, especially when Bono is just one FaceTime call away.