Matt Damon Dishes On His 'Fairytale' Self-Isolation Setup In Ireland

Written by on May 14, 2020

Matt Damon lucked out and landed in a “fairy story” when he was pressured to quarantine in Dalkey, Eire in March. 

The actor was capturing on location for Ridley Scott’s new movie, “The Final Duel,” when the coronavirus pandemic pressured Damon and his household to remain put within the idyllic locale. 

Damon had nothing however reward for his “unimaginable” new dwelling throughout an interview with the “Absolutely Charged with Graham & Nathan” radio present on Wednesday. 

“It’s one of the vital lovely locations we’ve ever been,” Damon informed the 2 hosts of the present, who’d been lengthy campaigning for the megastar actor to talk with them. “We’ve received this unimaginable setup on this place, and it’s completely beautiful.”

Damon mentioned that his household ― like everybody else ― should keep inside 2 kilometers (just a little over 1 mile) of their dwelling throughout lockdown. However that’s wonderful with him.  

“I imply, 2 kilometers of right here, there’s timber and forests and woods and oceans, I can’t consider anywhere else you’d reasonably wish to be in a 2-kilometer radius of,” he gushed. “It seems like a fairy story right here.” 

Locals have additionally taken to their latest resident and are particularly protecting of Damon. Nathan O’Reilly, one of many hosts of the radio present, mentioned he was even kicked out of a Dalkey Fb group when he reached out asking if anybody knew the best way to get Damon to seem on the present. 

“I laughed so onerous after I heard this story,” Damon mentioned. “That’s after I realized how nice this place was and the way protecting everyone right here is.”

It’s like he was “Bourne” to be there.  

A New York Occasions piece revealed in April about Damon’s quarantine hideout revealed simply how a lot residents didn’t wish to discuss ― or hassle ― their well-known new neighbor. 

“Dalkey is surrounded by the ocean,” resident Cornelius Hibernis O’Flaherty informed the publication on the time through Fb. “In these vibrant and sunny lockdown days with the air contemporary and the birdsong in all places, Matt and his household must be left alone to take pleasure in day trip amidst the pure spring splendour.”

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