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OK! Exclusive Video: Matt Damon Jokes On The Martian Set And Reveals His Reasons For Taking The Role Of Mark Watney In Behind-The-Scenes Clip

Matt Damon captured hearts around the world with his moving portrayal of astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian. And in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the film, we get a little more insight into what made the actor take the role!

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In the clip, Damon explains exactly what drew him to the part, saying that the complexity of Watney as a character and the film being a “love letter to science” were two of the facts that made him want to join the project!

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But his dedication to bringing Watney to life wasn’t all that is celebrated in the clip, with Damon’s engaging sense of humor also being highlighted in a few scenes from the set!

Watch Matt and the rest of The Martian’s crew discuss the hit film in the video above!

You can watch The Martian now on Digital HD and Jan. 12 on Blu-ray and DVD!

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