Matt Damon stops off in small Aussie town
The very small town of Jugiong had a very special surprise when Hollywood A-lister Matt Damon dropped into a local café for some coffee.
The actor ducked into the Long Track Pantry in NSW’s South West Slopes for a quick stop, but one lucky fan managed to snaggle a photo with the actor.
The Hilltops Council released its monthly tourism newsletter, and announced that Matt was visiting with his family and good friend Chris Hemsworth.
“We hope they enjoyed their visit to our beautiful region,” council said in its newsletter.
Since April, tourism has been incredibly strong in the small town.
“It is great to see good numbers in all Hilltops information centres and hear reports of strong accommodation numbers across the region. We look forward to welcoming more visitors as the seasons change and people continue to explore New South Wales,” the council said.
Matt Damon had no choice but to quarantine in Australia in February, in preparation for filming the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder.
The 50-year-old US actor, along with his wife Luciana Barroso and their three children, reportedly spent 14 days at a breathtaking European-style home in Knockrow, NSW.
The latest Thor movie is being filmed in Sydney and will have an A-list cast including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt and Christian Bale.
The film is being directed by New Zealand director Taika Waititi.
Damon arrived in Sydney via private jet on January 17, admitting he was “so excited” to be heading Down Under for work.
“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months,” he said.
“Australian film crews are world-renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it.”