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Matt Damon calls 'Great Wall' the 'biggest movie that I've ever been a part of'

By Karen Butler
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Matt Damon calls 'Great Wall' the 'biggest movie that I've ever been a part of'
"The Great Wall" star Matt Damon (R) and his wife Luciana Barroso attend the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 8, 2017. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon says he enjoyed relocating from California to China for half a year to star in director Zhang Yimou's upcoming monster movie The Great Wall.

"It was an amazing experience. I brought my whole family and we adopted [cast member] Pedro [Pascal,] which was great," the married father of four daughters joked with reporters at New York Comic Con.

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"But I think one of the really interesting things is, like Zhang Yimou said earlier, we had over 100 translators. It was the biggest movie that I've ever been a part of. It was just massive. But despite the fact that we didn't all speak the same language, everybody there had spent their lives making movies and we had that language in common and it was really cool to see how much we actually could speak through the work that we were doing together. That was really cool."  

Co-starring Jing Tian, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau, The Great Wall opens nationwide on Feb. 17. Damon is currently on the awards circuit for Manchester by the Sea, a film he helped produce.

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