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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Damon drops Gangnam Style mention

Published 15/08/2013

Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley have been promoting their film Elysium in South Korea
Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley have been promoting their film Elysium in South Korea

Matt Damon has made a jokey reference to Psy's Gangnam Style as he stopped off in South Korea.

The Bourne star visited the capital Seoul with his Elysium co-star Sharlto Copley for the press tour for Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film, their only stopover in Asia.

"Everyone in America knows it's a huge [film] market and a growing market. I wasn't surprised when I was told by the studio that I was coming here. I hope next time I can bring my family here," Matt said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 42-year-old added: "I have four kids so believe me, we all know Gangnam Style."

Matt also said he would "jump at the opportunity" to work with local director Park Chan-wook.

Sharlto, who is starring in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, paid tribute to Park's Oldboy film.

"I really love the original Korean film," he said.

"I felt an affinity [with Korean cineastes] as a South African coming from outside of Hollywood - doing something very different, very creative, and finding it embraced by [Hollywood]. And I think that is the case in Oldboy and the case of Gangnam Style," he added.

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