Hollywood superstar Matt Damon and his family landed in Australia on Saturday and began a 14-day private quarantine at New South Wales.
And the actor said he was excited to be spending time in Down Under when he joined the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder.
“I am very happy that my family and I will be able to call Australia over the next few months,” said Damon, 50.
Star power! Matt Damon said he was ‘happy to call Australia home’ after becoming the latest Hollywood star to move to Down Under and join the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder alongside best friend Chris Hemsworth. Photo with wife Luciana Barroso in 2019
‘Australian film crews are world renowned for their professionalism and love to work together so 14 days of quarantine will be invaluable.’
Damon, who flew to Australia with wife Luciana Barroso and children, Isabella, 14, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10, via private jet over the weekend, added: ‘Australia must be a lucky country.’
The Good Will Hunting actor thanked New South Wales and the Australian Government for “tremendous support” regarding his entry into the country.
‘Australia must be a lucky country’: The Good Will Hunting actor thanked New South Wales and the Australian Government for “enormous support” in connection with his entry into the country. He arrived by private jet and has arranged for private quarantine with his family
Will he take on a new role? Damon (left) has a small cameo in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok as the Asgardian actor who plays Loki (Chris Hemsworth- right) in a drama
Damon has a small cameo in Thor: Ragnarok as an Asgardian actor who plays Loki (Chris Hemsworth) in a drama.
Unless the Asgardian actor’s character survives Hela and Surtur’s attacks, it looks like Damon will take on another role when he returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a new film.
The Australian production of the fourth installment in the Thor franchise was made possible by an AUD $ 24.1 million location incentive by NSW and the Australian Government.
Damon has long been a fan of Australia and has been spotted in Byron Bay with pal Chris Hemsworth many times over the past few years.
In November last year, The Daily Telegraph reported that Matt and his wife Luciana purchased a $ 22 million mansion in the popular coastal city.
The five bedroom property, overlooking Wategos Beach, is considered one of the most prestigious houses in the area.
Practically local! Damon has long been a fan of Australia and has been seen in Byron Bay with pal Chris Hemsworth many times over the past few years.
Interesting! In November last year, The Daily Telegraph reported that Matt and his wife Luciana purchased a $ 22 million mansion in the popular coastal city.
With the threat of COVID-19 as a top consideration, the Damon family entered Australia under the direction of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Quarantine Program over the weekend.
Dr Zac Turner, CEO of Concierge Doctors, which provides private health and quarantine services, said: “ Families will be completely segregated during their quarantine period and will participate in standard testing and monitoring, in full compliance with the current requirements of the NSW Government. ‘
New South Wales Police will also enforce the same quarantine and inspection rules in Damon than for visitors returning to the state.
Damon Immigration Attorney Rebekah O’Sullivan stated that several private Australian companies assisted the arrival and quarantine of the Damon family.
“Every aspect of the Damon’s family relocation and quarantine has been privately organized and funded, ensuring that their entry will in no way impact or reduce the amount of space for overseas Australians waiting to return home or overwhelm Australian taxpayers,” he said.
Star-studded cast: Other stars known to have joined the fourth Thor film are Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), and Christian Bale (the villain Gorr the God Butcher). Photo: Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman
Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed Matt Damon’s announcement this week.
Hollywood superstar Matt Damon joining our local talent to film such a big film in NSW was a huge win creating thousands of jobs for the locals. Australia’s COVID-19 management and Government tax incentives have ensured that our film industry is thriving with new jobs for actors as well as electricians, carpenters, cooks, security staff, bus drivers and a massive push for NSW. ‘
Other stars known to have joined the fourth Thor film are Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), and Christian Bale (Gorr the God Butcher villain).
Thor: Love and Thunder is slated for release on May 6, 2022
Coming soon: Thor: Love and Thunder is slated for release on May 6, 2022