The last time Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on screen together, it was in 1999 for The Talented Mr. Ripley. The two actors were both in their 20s while they filmed the Anthony Minghella picture. Now, more than a decade later, Damon and Paltrow have reunited on the big screen for Contagion.
Damon said that working with Paltrow this time around was a lot different than when they filmed The Talented Mr. Ripley. In the new movie, Damon and Paltrow are married in the new film. Paltrow’s character becomes sick from a mysterious virus and Damon tries to save his family.
“(Ripley) feels like a lifetime ago… I was reminded of just how amazing she is, she’s a really special actress. More so than anybody I’ve ever worked with, she’s got an ability to turn it on and off. Like she can just be talking about anything and then when they say, ‘Rolling,’ it’s like she snaps, she just locks in.”
Here’s the trailer for The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Damon, who has been married to Luciana Barroso for nearly 6 years, has three kids now. The LA Times reports that Paltrow also has a few kids of her own, Apple and Moses, with Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
“Obviously a lot has changed. I have kids, I’ve grown up a lot… It was really nice to get back together with Matt and talk about old times. It was fun.”
Here’s the Contagion trailer.
They’ve aged horribly… Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow and Matt Damon still have on-screen chemistry?