Matt Damon: 'I won't get into politics'

By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- Hollywood filmmaker Michael Moore may have thought Matt Damon could compete with Barack Obama in the US Presidential race, Damon himself says he's clear about not hanging his acting boots for politics.

"I would never give up this great job that I have - I love making movies. It is way more fun than being a politician," says Damon denying that he is hoping for the presidency. "Doing films is what I've spent my adult life doing and it's what I'm good at. It's what I like, so I'll hang here," adds the 40-year-old.

As for films, the actor is raking in rave reviews for his latest, Contagion, that opens in India on Friday. The last but one outing of his long time pal Steven Soderberg who has announced retirement from showbiz to become a painter, the film is about the outbreak of a deadly virus in the world.

Academy Award winner Damon says, "the Indian audience will relate to Contagion as this epidemic hits globally including India (in the film)." The movie also reunites Damon with actor Gwyneth Paltrow after their stint in 1999s The Talented Mr.Ripley.

"I was reminded of just how amazing she is. While shooting for Ripley's we both were very young, single and today we both are parents, so we exchanged our parenting notes," says the father of three.

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