Hollywood superstar Matt Damon and his family touched down in Australia on Saturday and began 14 days of quarantine in NSW ahead of his participation in the filming of Thor Love and Thunder. Mr Damon and his family will take up Australian residency for the duration of the production and is excited to show his family all the country has to offer.
Several private Australian companies assisted with the Damon family arrival and quarantine. The Damon’s Immigration Lawyer Rebekah O’Sullivan stated, “Every aspect of the Damon family’s relocation and quarantine has been privately arranged and funded, ensuring that their entry will in no way impact or reduce the number of spaces for Australians overseas waiting to return home nor create any burden to the Australian taxpayer whatsoever.”
Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, welcomed the announcement of Matt Damon’s arrival:
“Hollywood’s superstar Matt Damon joining our homegrown talent to film such a major movie in NSW is a big win creating thousands of jobs for locals. Australia’s management of COVID-19 and our Government’s tax incentives have ensured that our film industry is booming with many new jobs for actors as well electricians, carpenters, cooks, security staff, bus drivers and a massive boost for NSW.”
From within quarantine, Matt Damon said:
“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the next few months. Australian film crews are world renowned for their professionalism and are a joy to work with so the 14 days of quarantine will be well worth it. Australia definitely is the lucky country, and I can't wait to show my family Australia’s down to earth people, breathtaking scenery and diverse culture.
I’d like to thank the enormous support provided by the NSW Government and Australian Government without which this would not have been possible.”
Matt Damon is one of the world’s highest grossing actors with movies generating in excess of US$3.12billion. By participating in the filming of the upcoming production, Matt Damon’s reputation will assist in generating economic and employment opportunities, benefitting the State of New South Wales and Australia.