Matt Damon on working solo in The Martian: 'It was one of the reasons why I wanted to do it'

October 2, 2015 1:24 PM

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I read the script before I read the book. Ridley wasn’t attached yet; [screenwriter] Drew Goddard was going to direct it at that point. I read the script and loved it and met with Drew and then he had to bow out of directing. I thought this whole thing would either go away or maybe we’d come back in a year or something, and then lo and behold I get a call that Ridley Scott wanted to do it.

] That was it. I said okay. I was like, “Hey, you had me at ‘Have we ever met?’”

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