Matt Damon to take a break from acting next year

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Matt Damon says he is planning to take a break from the industry following a hectic year.


The 45-year-old The Martian star made the revelation on the Today show. “I took a bunch of roles in a row. I’ve done four straight movies in a row and I have one more to go,” he said.

The father of four said he “dragged” his family “all over the world” for his movie shoots.

“They’re really good sports. They’re great travelers. But I’m excited to finish out this year of work and take a year off and be at their behest for once,” he said.

Damon is currently on a press tour to promote Jason Bourne which is expected to debut high on the box office this weekend. He will next release The Great Wall which has unfortunately met with harsh criticism for Hollywood white-washing. His other film, Downsizing, is still in production.