In March, the star of “Good Will Hunting” landed in Dalkey, Ireland, where he was to film scenes for “The Last Duel” by Ridley Scott. However, the shooting was quickly stopped after the country began ordering residents to take shelter there to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Damon – whose main residence is in Brooklyn, New York – chose to stay in Ireland with his wife, Luciana Bozán Barroso, and their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11 and Stella, 9. According to the New York Times, residents have spotted the actor across Dalkey and neighboring Killiney in recent weeks. Photos showing him around have also circulated on social networks, but it is unclear whether they predate the national lock.
The residents also gave him a new nickname: “Matt O’Damon”.
When it comes to foreclosure situations, Damon is among the most enviable. Ireland reported 18,184 cases of COVID-19 and 1,014 deaths on Friday afternoon. In contrast, the actor’s home state of New York has reported more than 271,621 cases and 16,162 deaths.
Located about 12 miles south-east of Dublin, Dalkey is known for its majestic beaches and maritime history, and is sometimes nicknamed “the Amalfi Coast of Ireland”.
The Times piece is relatively short on testimony, as many of those interviewed appeared to protect their world-renowned neighbor.
“Dalkey is surrounded by the sea,” said Cornelius Hibernis O’Flaherty. “In these bright and sunny interlocking days with fresh air and birdsong everywhere, Matt and his family should be left alone to enjoy free time amid the natural splendor of spring. “
Novelist Denise Deegan added, “I think it’s an Irish thing. We don’t want anyone who is a celebrity to think that we are somehow overpowering. ”
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