Matt Damon On Why He’ll Vote For Hillary Clinton, Reprising Jason Bourne, And New Reality TV Show With Ben Affleck

Matt Damon has finally explained why he roots for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to the Washington Post. The 45-year-old actor said that Clinton is “qualified for a lot of reasons” to become U.S. President in November 2016.

In his interview with Town & Country Magazine, Matt Damon spoke about his efforts to distribute safe drinking water to people around the world. And the actor couldn’t but mention his U.S. presidential election 2016 pick, Hillary Clinton.

And while Matt Damon himself revealed that he likes Senator Bernie Sanders, who is Clinton’s main rival for the Democratic nomination, he still roots for Clinton for her stance on water and sanitation.

“Just on this issue of water and sanitation: She understands it from a number of different angles – as a national security issue, as a human rights issue and, obviously, its impact on women and girls.”

And although many of Matt Damon’s fans would think that the Martian actor would distance himself from anything “unsexy,” Damon made sure to make the issue of water and sanitation as “unsexy” as possible by reminding that water has everything to do with toilets.

“Just in case water is not unsexy enough, let’s bring s**t into it!”

Matt Damon was kind enough to donate $2,700 to Clinton’s campaign last year, as stated by her official campaign financial records.

And while it seems that everytime something is mentioned about Mars or Martians an image of Matt Damon is conjured in everyone’s minds, Damon’s character in The Martian is not the character the actor gets asked about most frequently. It’s, of course, Damon’s Jason Bourne character, according to Time.

And as the world approaches the official debut date of Jason Bourne, in which Matt Damon stars as Bourne for the fourth time, the actor admitted in a new featurette for the upcoming Paul Greengrass-directed film that he doesn’t mind people associating him with Bourne.

“I don’t mind being followed around by Jason Bourne. I like Jason Bourne. It’s been a defining role in my life.”

Matt Damon first starred as Jason Bourne in 2002’s The Bourne Identity film, in which his character suffers from amnesia and kills quite a lot of bad guys. In fact, the movie was received so well the actor was asked to return for two sequels: 2004’s The Bourne Supremacy and 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum.

And then Matt Damon took a nine-year break from playing Bourne. However, the series of Jason Bourne movies saw the release of The Bourne Legacy in 2012, in which Jeremy Renner debuted a new character named Aaron Cross, allowing Damon to focus on other projects such as Interstellar, The Zero Theorem, The Martian, and many others.

Back at the time of The Bourne Legacy’s release, Matt Damon wasn’t certain if he would ever return to star as Jason Bourne in the series. But then Greengrass announced he would direct a new installment of the Bourne series, and Damon agreed to reprise the role. Jason Bourne hits theaters on July 29.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are bringing what is called “the perfect summer reality TV show,” according to Vanity Fair. The two stars are executive producing The Runner, which is a reality TV show about people trying to stop a runner with lots of money.

And viewers of the upcoming TV show could also win easy cash by using their phones to track down the runner. Well, looks like this time Affleck and Matt Damon will have the entire nation hooked on the chase, which premieres on July 1 on Verizon.

[Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Water.org/AP Images]