Matt Damon: I wish I'd kept my spacesuit

Matt Damon

Matt Damon at The Martian premiere

Hollywood star Matt Damon has revealed he regrets not keeping hold of his spacesuit from 'The Martian'.

Matt Damon regrets not keeping hold of his spacesuit from 'The Martian'.

The 44-year-old actor - who stars alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi movie - has admitted he wishes he'd followed the example of Chris Pratt, who kept one of the motorcycles from the set of 'Jurassic World'.

Speaking at the European premiere of 'The Martian' in London's Leicester Square last night (24.09.15), Matt - who plays astronaut Mark Watney - told BANG Showbiz: "I didn't get to keep the spacesuit, I should've asked for it.

"Chris Pratt got to keep the motorcycle? I've got to talk to his agent."

Meanwhile, Matt revealed he harboured fears about playing an astronaut before stepping on set, but was quickly reassured by his director, who he described as "brilliant".

He shared: "I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it was, but Ridley Scott just made it so easy because he's a brilliant director. It was much, much easier than I thought."

The movie has been screened to real-life astronauts and Ridley Scott described the experience as "fantastic".

He added: "The International Space Station set it up. I wanted to see the guys, I wanted to see their reaction."

The Martian

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
  • UK release: 30 September 2015

When a NASA Mars mission is struck by a storm and the team decides to abort, fallen colleague Mark Watney (Damon) is believed dead. But he isn't, and he goes about trying to survive until a rescue can happen. Spectacular, tension-filled, top-quality popcorn from Scott, centred on Damon's wryly funny and understated…


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