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Matt Damon Describes Difficulty in Filming at Garbage Dump

Actor Matt Damon battled disgusting conditions while shooting his new movie Elysium in the world’s largest garbage dump as the actor was breathing in dust formed from feces.

The Bourne Identity star leads the cast of South African director Neill Blomkamp’s new sci-fi film, set on a ravaged future Earth, which features scenes shot on location at a huge landfill site in Mexico.

Damon has revealed members of the film crew wore gas masks to protect themselves from the dust which swirled around the site, but the actors had to breath the foul air.

He says, “(It was) the toughest two weeks of shooting I’ve ever had… (We had to) literally eat s**t… It was explained to us that, like any dump anywhere in the world, the dust is actually comprised largely of fecal matter. After they tell you that the dust is all fecal matter, then they see what you’re doing (on set), they go, ‘You know, not your dust… all the other dust!’ So, at the end of every day, as we’d wipe this stuff off, we’d be basically throwing these s**tty towels at each other.”

Damon admits the cast and crew saw the funny side of the situation, adding, “For instance one of (the locations) was called Poo River. Literally, that was, ‘OK, can we get everybody down to Poo River for scene 36?'”

However, the star insists the tough shoot was worth it: “Neill just said, ‘Look, I know I can do a lot with a green screen… but I’ve never seen a giant set-piece in a sci-fi film in a setting like that’. Everybody on the crew recognized that it was a really good idea and it was going to be worth it. It’s really one of the best sequences in the movie and I’m really proud of it.”


Golden Globes: Jodie Foster Finally Opens Up About Sexual Orientation

Jodie Foster finally opened up to the world about her sexual orientation and she used a big platform to do it – the 2013 Golden Globes. While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, the 50-year-old actress officially came out as gay and acknowledged Cydney Bernard as her one time lover and partner.

“While I’m here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public. [It’s] a declaration that I’m a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I’m just going to put it out there – loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am — single!” Foster joked before turning serious.

“This is not going to be a big coming out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age,” she said. “In those very quaint days when a fragile girl would open up to trusted friends and family and coworkers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her.”

Foster then opened up about Bernard and their two sons, Charlie, 14, and Kit, 11. “There is no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life…Cydney Bernard,” she said.

“I am so proud of our modern family,” continued Foster. “Our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul. And boys, in case you didn’t know it, this song, all of this, this song is for you.”

“This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother, Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things that you won’t understand tonight,” she added.“But this is the only important one to take in: I love you, I love you, I love you. And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life. You’re a great mom.”

Jodie Foster Confirms Mel’s ‘Hangover’ Cameo

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Mel Gibson is itching for a big “Hangover” — cameo, that is. “Extra” spoke with Gibson’s close friend, Jodie Foster, who confirmed the actor will indeed make an appearance in “Hangover 2,” the sequel to the Golden Globe-winning hit comedy.

Catching up with Foster at ELLE’s 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, she told “Extra” Gibson loved the first “Hangover.” “He really liked the humor in that first movie so I’m glad he’ll be in it!”

Foster also reiterated her support of her “incredible and loyal friend” who she admitted is going through a “rough time.” But she believes his talent will prevail. “He is incredibly loved by everyone that’s ever come into contact with him or works with him. He is truly the most loved man in the film business, so, hopefully that stands for something.”

Who will Gibson be playing in “Hangover 2”? Sources told EW that Gibson won’t play himself, like MikeTyson did in the original “The Hangover,” but instead portrays a larger-than-life character more like Tom Cruise’s turn as Les Grossman in “Tropic Thunder.”

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