Hollywood duo Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have made a number of movies together over the years and have become very good friends. However, when they released the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting, rumours began to spread that they were gay lovers. Matt never denied these rumours and says that it is because he didn’t want to offend anyone.
Talking to Playboy, Damon explained, “I never denied those rumours because I was offended and didn't want to offend my friends who were gay - as if being gay were some kind of f**king disease. It put me in a weird position in that sense. The whole thing was just gross.”
Matt Damon recently spoke about his new television movie Behind the Candelabra, in which he has to kiss Michael Douglas, and Matt insists that he was not going to let these gay rumours put him off, “We both have a lot of gay friends and we were not going to screw this up or bulls**t it,” he added.
Matt also admitted that he had previously taken kissing tips from the late Heath Ledger, who told him that he would always drink half a case of beer before filming his kissing scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Brokeback Mountain.