Matt Damon Has a Wonderful Story About Meeting Prince

Looking good, dad!
Looking good, dad!

Matt Damon is promoting the fifth Bourne movie (I honestly hope they make a thousand of those things) on the cover of this month’s GQ, and—in a twist—the magazine’s editors chose to interview other people about the actor for their story. Though it marks a full 180 from last month’s considerably more revealing profile of Kim Kardashian, there are a couple interesting bits scattered among the sea of expectedly dull famous-people-praise-other-famous-people moments.

One such moment stems from a conversation with Damon’s Bourne franchise co-star, Julia Stiles, during which she recalled that time they all met Prince.

Julia Stiles: After The Bourne Ultimatum came out, there was a premiere in London. Prince actually came to it, then got tickets for the cast to come see him [perform]. We were summoned into a room to meet him [after the show]. Matt said, “So you live in Minnesota? I hear you live in Minnesota.”

Damon: Prince said, “I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon.”

You know what a good coffee table book would be? A collection of stories about the first time people—famous and non-famous alike—met Prince. You could probably fill hundreds of pages, and I bet each and every single one of them would be good. Just a thought.


Image via GQ.

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This is still my favorite:

Fred comes up to him and says “Hello, Prince. I’m Fred. I just want to say I think you’re so great. I’m a huge fan of your music.” Prince replies, “You know what I think is great? This Mac n Cheese.” Prince then goes back to eating as if Fred wasn’t there. Fred said he sat for a moment then he just walked away in silence.…