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Saturday 12 July 2014

Damon drops Gangnam Style mention

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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