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Matt Damon had reprised the character Jason Bourne after almost 10 years. He had been part of several other major films, such as Interstellar, The Martian. He was just 29 years old, when he took up ‘ The Bourne Identity’, he turned 45, on taking up Jason Bourne again for the fourth time.
‘For the first Bourne movie I was 29 and I thought that was hard work getting into shape.Now I’m 45 and it’s just brutal. We shot this bare-knuckle fighting scene on my 45th birthday and it was a lot of work to get there.I was on a very strict diet and spent a lot of time in the gym just making myself miserable. So maybe for the next one Jason Bourne will be fat and happy and old!’, said, Matt Damon.
The actor further revealed that they had been waiting for an idea as intriguing as the previous installments of the franchise (Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum) for the last 10 years. Audiences had entrusted the director (Paul Greengrass) and the actor to make a promising comeback. The success of Jason Bourne, had led them to venture into various other successful films as well. Eventually, something substantial had come up, and thus the film was made.
‘It’s been one of those things that we wanted to do for a long time because we love the character.For both Paul and me it’s been a huge part of our careers and the success of those movies has allowed us to do a lot of other stuff.Just walking down the street people will come up to both of us independently and constantly ask if there is going to be another another one, and that’s really the reason we did it – that people wanted to see it.We both made movies that people didn’t want to go and see and it’s not something to be taken for granted.It’s a tough thing to earn an audience’s trust and so we didn’t just rush into it, we waited for 10 years or so and got a good story, and hopefully we’ve done something that people will want to see.’, said Matt Damon in a interview to BBC World.
Its interesting in knowing why and how the 45 years old actor Matt Damon, reprised the character Jason Bourne.
The other important cast includes,Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassel.
Jason Bourne is back on 29th of July 2016.
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