The actor thus regrets having let go of a large amount of money.
Hollywood superstar Matt Damon has revealed that he has lost the opportunity to make a big profit by rejecting a role in James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster, “Avatar.”
“Cameron offered me Avatar and when he offered it to me, he said: ‘Now, listen. I do not need anyone. I don’t need a name for this, a named actor. If you don’t take this, I’m going to find an unknown actor and I’ll give it to you, because the movie doesn’t really need you. But if you participate, I will give you 10 percent of… ”, said Damon, in an interview with GQ.
When the interviewer asked him if he was implying if Cameron had offered him 10 percent of the earnings of ‘Avatar’, Damon replied: “I told John Krasinski this story when we were writing ‘Promised Land’, and he replies: ‘what? ! ‘ And he stands up and starts to walk in the kitchen. He says: ‘OK. OK. OK. OK. OK’! He says: ‘If you had made that movie, nothing in your life would be different; Nothing in your life would be different, except that, at this time, we would have this conversation in space. ”
“So yes. I have left more money on the table than any actor actually. That sucks and that is still brutal. But all my children are eating. I’m fine, ”Damon said, according to an independent.co.uk report.