SheKnows: You typically play either an action hero or a family man. Which one comes more naturally?
Matt Damon: Obviously, the action guys come way more naturally. [Laughs] Uh, yeah, if the director is good and the script is good, it all comes pretty naturally. And if those things aren't in place, it's impossible no matter what the role is.
SheKnows: Are you the guy who's typically over protective?
Matt Damon: I'm probably more protective than I've ever been, now that I have children. I mean my wife's nickname for me is "Red Alert." [Laughs]. But, I think I've got a tendency to be a little over protective without trying to be a helicopter parent.
SheKnows: Give us the skinny on what's in your basement? …A stockpile of supplies in case something happens?
Matt Damon: No. Well… [Laughs.] After the Northridge quake, I did… I had a flashlight by my bed for like two weeks. Then, I forgot about it. [Laughs.]
SheKnows: Tell us about your new look.
Matt Damon: Inspiration can strike at any time. [Damon points to either side of him. He's sitting between Contagion director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Burns, both bald.]
SheKnows: Did everyone working on Contagion shave their head? Germ factor?
Matt Damon: I'm doing a movie for Neill Blomkamp, who directed District 9, and this is what the guy looks like, the character. [Laughs.]
SheKnows: Is this your first time, flying free with no hair…?
Matt Damon: Ah… I did shave my head once when I did The Brothers Grimm. I had a wig, and so, just because it was easier to get the wig on, instead of lacquering my hair down, I shaved. So, I walked around in my regular life like this. And I loved it.
SheKnows: Is it for keeps?
Matt Damon: I see why these guys [referencing Soderbergh and Burns] rock the look. It's great in the summertime, real easy getting out of the shower.
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