Matt Damon Talks With Ellen About Meeting His Wife And Leaving Harvard

With The Adjustment Bureau set to premiere this weekend, Matt Damon is making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow (Wednesday, March 2nd). Find out what he said about dropping out of Harvard, and how he met his wife.

Before we get to that, if you’re a fan of Matt Damon’s movies, you can read our thoughts on some of his best films here.

Below are some partial transcripts from Damon’s interview with Ellen (check your local listings to see what time and channel it airs). The story about meeting is wife is sweet and reminds me of Robin Williams’ character’s story in Good Will Hunting.

On dropping out of Harvard... Ellen: You went to college, to Harvard, and you're just short of actually graduating. Do you think you'll go back?Matt: No, I don't think now.Ellen: You can get a good job though. Laughs.Matt: Well, that was always my thing. I was an English major. I felt like I was writing professionally so I didn't need to go back and get my degree. I got a lot out of the experience though. It really was a great experience for me. I spent more than four years there. I'd leave when I would get a job because I was already acting professionally. I feel like I got everything I needed to get from that experience.Ellen: It's nice to say that you went to Harvard. Doesn't matter if you graduated.Matt: Well, actually, compared to some of the other drop outs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, I've got some work to do.Ellen: You're a slacker.Matt: Exactly. Laughs

On how Matt met his wife...Matt: I decided to do this movie with the Farrelly brothers in 2002. I met with them and we talked about it. I made the decision to do that which was a big decision. We were supposed to shoot in Hawaii and then the movie got moved to Miami. I had never really hung out in Miami. One night in the middle of the shoot, the crew, a couple guys, said, "We're going to get a beer somewhere." I said, "I'm not really into it." They said, "Come on," and kind of dragged me along. We ended up at a bar where my wife was the bartender. I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally, and eight years and four kids later, that's my life. I don't know how else our paths would've crossed if that didn't happen. If all those things didn't happen.Ellen: The moral is to drink beer.Matt: The moral is that when you're tired, suck it up and go to the bar because you might meet your wife.

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