5.14.2008

My 2-day Matt Damon journey

I'm still on this huge high! It almost doesn't seem real that I saw all the filming that I did and that my determination paid off with getting to see and meet a huge celebrity. Wow, what an AMAZING moment.

Here's a little bit more about the movie and the characters in it. A really big lineup of celebrities!

This taken from cinematical.com:

"There have been some questions raised about the accuracy of Kurt Eichenwald's account of Mark Whitacre and ADM, but whatever might be the truth, The Informant should make for a pretty darned entertaining drama. Imagine a man who becomes the highest-level whistleblower in US history, switches sides to work for the FBI for three years, defrauds his company, lies, and ultimately reveals that he suffers from bipolar disorder.

Paul Greengrass' film already has Matt Damon signed on to play Whitacre, and now The Hollywood Reporter posts that more cast have hopped onboard -- all of which, surprisingly, have notable comedic work. The new players are: Scott Bakula, Joel McHale (The Soup), Mike O'Malley (Yes, Dear), Andrew Daly (Semi-Pro), Adam Paul (Hollywood Residential), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), and "comedian-actors" Tom Wilson, Rick Overton, and Tom Papa.

If you think this looks like more comedy than could possibly be coincidental, you'd be right. A source told THR that Soderbergh wants the thriller to have "dark comedy elements. He chose comedic actors who haven't been overexposed on film, planning to have them play their roles seriously and have a humorous tone emerge naturally."

Bakula and McHale play FBI agents working with agri-business insider Mark Whitacre (Damon) to stop a price-fixing scam. Eddie Jemison plays Kirk Schmidt, a guy my husband, Neil, works with! It's crazy in a really cool way!

{ I took down the slide show because it was just slowing things down here. You can still see all pictures at my flickr. }

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

wooow! that is way to cool! something you will remember forever..and you had the kids with you, they did good for that long hey? impressive. I don't think my kids could have done it...thanks for sharing!

it's me, Val said...

Neil took a 1/2 day off and came and got the kids after he got out of a meeting at 1:30. So I was without them for 4 hours. I am not sure they could have done it. And they would have been burnt worse than me probably. I didn't bring sun protection, so that would have been bad! They probably would have gotten special attention if there were there, though. Breahna and her family did and it was really cool :)

Yes, all of this was quite out-of-body!! :)

Louise said...

Oh you are TOO funny, that is a whole lotta pictures!! Not at all 'stalkerish'....LOL!!
Great memories for you and your family!

Missy!! said...

Val.. that is awesome!! As I was watching your slide show, I kept thinking, "If she didn't meet him.. I'm going to be really bummed!" How unbelievably exciting!! :)

Erin said...

Oh, that is so COOOOOLLLLL!!!! I looked at all the pics and wow are there a lot of pictures...not that I'm at ALL surprised : ) You are such a stinker for not texting me to say you actually got to meet him...just "I saw him." I'm so happy for you. What a great memory and something you can tell people, "yeah well, I MET Matt Damon, so there!" Hee, hee : ) Love ya!

oh amanda said...

did you see i commented about 50 times on flickr?! SO COOL.

MP said...

Too cool!!!

Very very exciting stuff. Matt Damon's feathered hair cracks me up.
I would have loved loved loved Scott Bakula too!!

Hubby totally remembers when that story happened in real life.