“I was grumpy on the set, because I was on a diet for the whole movie,” Damon admits at the film’s L.A. premiere Aug. 7 in Westwood. “At my age, I want to eat everything in my path.”
Damon walked the gray carpet for the premiere of the MRC-QED co-production, along with Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna and the film’s writer-director Neill Blomkamp, who admits having a visual-effects background helps him make these films for a relatively low budget.
“But also I think it’s because my style is cheap,” Blomkamp jokes.
“I thought ‘District 9’ was probably the most perfect movie that I had seen in a really long time, and I just really wanted to be in his next movie,” Foster says, but the actress also notes that the film’s social message was a major draw for her.
“The film has such a strong sociopolitical murmur, and it has such a strong insight into the ‘haves and have-nots,’ ” Foster says.
After party was held at the W Hotel.