With four kids I could use some time alone on Mars: Matt Damon

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  • Updated: Sep 30, 2015 14:10 IST

The Martian actor Matt Damon joked that because he is a married family man with a squeaky-clean reputation he wouldn’t mind spending some time alone on Mars.

“It’s funny because in my life I’m rarely by myself. With four kids I could use some time alone on Mars,” Damon, who plays an astronaut in the new Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi movie, told telegraph.co.uk.

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Despite being among the most bankable stars in Hollywood, Damon said his stable family life means he finds it easy to escape the attention of the paparazzi cameras and fans.

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“I’m a married man with kids and there’s no scandal about me,” the 44-year-old, who has four daughters with his Argentine wife Luciana Barroso - stepdaughter Alexia, 17, and Isabella, nine, Gia, six, and five-year-old Stella, said.

“So long as the photographers get an updated picture every six months, they’re okay.

“A picture of us isn’t as valuable as a picture of somebody who may cause some scandal and I don’t think I’ve done anything to create any mystique around myself,” he added.

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