In a candid new interview, Minnie Driver revealed a producer behind Good Will Hunting didn't think she was attractive enough to play Matt Damon's character's love interest, Skylar, in the hit 1997 movie.
Minnie as Skylar in Good Will Hunting. (Photo Credit: R/R)
"I really can't [name names] because then I'll never work again, and I have to work because I have a mortgage. [But], you know what? The producer of Good Will Hunting did not think I was hot enough to be in that film, and did not want me in the film," the 46-year-old actress said during an appearance on Watch What Happens: Live.
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Ultimately, Minnie said it was the flick's co-creators, Ben Affleck and Matt, who wanted her to portray Skylar. "[They] fought very hard for me to play that role," she added. "I am grateful to them until this day."
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Following his iconic lead role in the hit 1997 film, Matt, 46, starred in Saving Private Ryan, Ocean's Eleven, The Bourne Identity, We Bought a Zoo, The Departed and The Martian.
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