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‘Matty Fatty’ faces the truth

Actor Matt Damon did not realise that he had grown fat until his stepdaughter nicknamed him ‘Matty Fatty’.

entertainment Updated: Dec 13, 2009 18:35 IST

Actor Matt Damon did not realise that he had grown fat until his stepdaughter nicknamed him ‘Matty Fatty’.

The 39-year-old actor put on weight for his recent films such as The Informant! and Invictus, in which he plays a rugby captain. The actor did not realise that he had piled on the pounds when his clothes did not fit and blamed his washing machine for shrinking his clothes, reported Contactmusic.

“My wife thinks I have a condition, the opposite of anorexia. I look in the mirror and I think I look great. We had to go to some film function and I put on a suit. I put it on and it came up to (my forearm). I thought, ‘That’s strange, my suit’s shrunk.’ So I put on another one, and same thing. Third one, same again. So I said to my wife, ‘Honey, this dry cleaner is no good’,” said Damon.

It was only when his stepdaughter Alexia poked fun at his weight that he decided to get fit. “The situation resolved itself when my stepdaughter addressed me as Matty Fatty!”