Damon wears insoles for Invictus
Published 05/02/2010 | 13:14
Matt Damon has revealed he had to wear insoles while filming Invictus.
The 39-year-old actor plays 6ft 4in South African rugby player Francois Pienaar in the film, for which he has been nominated for an Oscar.
Matt said: "Francois is a big guy and I'm an average-sized guy, so we did little tricks of putting the camera higher and framing me to look larger in the foreground and putting a little insole in my shoe to give me another inch of height, and then obviously a lot of work in the gym and on the accent."
He continued: "There was a whole physical challenge for me to get ready for the role because I was playing a very famous man who everyone knows, so like any job, it's a magic trick really. Ultimately if someone doesn't believe you even for a moment then you've failed at your job, so you have to trouble-shoot when you're a year away from doing it.
:: Invictus is released in cinemas on Friday February 5.