For the actor, family comes first no matter what! Matt Damon was unable to attend the BAFTA Britannia Awards yesterday, despite the fact that he was offered the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film. Apparently, the 47-year-old had a ‘family emergency!’
The one who accepted the award on Damon’s behalf, Kate Mara, revealed that the star had to go back to Boston ‘urgently.’
‘Unfortunately, Matt has urgently needed to travel to Boston and could not join us tonight. As much as we wish he was here with us, we know family comes first. So our thoughts are with you, Matt, and much love from your friends here in Los Angeles,’ Mara said before Damon’s pre-recorded acceptance speech was played.
The actor started by declaring that he had been extremely excited to be at the awards show ever since six months prior when he found out about winning it.
Although he was very honored, Damon had no choice but address his family emergency in Boston on his big night.
‘I am really sorry not to be with you tonight. Thank you for this wonderful honor, and I hope you have a lovely evening. See you soon,’ Matt ended the video.
As fans may remember, this is not Damon’s first family emergency.
Back in April, while he and his loved ones were having a vacation in Australia with Chris Hemsworth, the man’s daughter got stung by a jellyfish.