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Byron pub stays open especially for Matt Damon so he can be interviewed on US TV about Ben Affleck

Zooming in from the TAB! Matt Damon proves he’s an everyday Aussie bloke as he’s interviewed on American TV in front of the gambling machines at a Byron Bay pub

Matt Damon has been living Down Under with his family since January, and it seems the Hollywood actor is now a bona fide Aussie bloke.

The 50-year-old, who is in Australia filming Thor: Love and Thunder, chose the gaming area of a Byron Bay pub as the location for a U.S. TV interview on Tuesday.

He Zoomed into NBC’s Today Show while sitting in front of a wall of TAB machines – which wouldn’t have been familiar to American viewers but would be immediately recognisable to Aussies. 

Zooming in from the TAB! Matt Damon proved his Aussie credentials on Tuesday when he was interviewed on American TV in front of the gambling machines at a Byron Bay pub 

Matt revealed the pub owner had allowed him to stay past closing time so he could chat to Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb without other patrons milling about.

During the interview, he was also asked about his longtime friend Ben Affleck’s romantic reunion with his ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez – but didn’t give much away. 

‘I’m in Australia, I’m having a beer. The people at the local club were nice enough to leave it open just so that I could do this [interview],’ he said.

‘They’ve got the best internet connection in this neighbourhood where I am.’

Bloke: He Zoomed into the Today Show while sitting in front of a wall of TAB machines - which wouldn't have been familiar to Americans but would be immediately recognisable to Aussies

Bloke: He Zoomed into the Today Show while sitting in front of a wall of TAB machines – which wouldn’t have been familiar to Americans but would be immediately recognisable to Aussies

'I love them both': He was asked about Ben and J.Lo's reunion, after they were spotted this week heading off on a private jet for a romantic getaway to Montana, fuelling reconciliation rumours. Pictured in Los Angeles in 2003

‘I love them both’: He was asked about Ben and J.Lo’s reunion, after they were spotted this week heading off on a private jet for a romantic getaway to Montana, fuelling reconciliation rumours. Pictured in Los Angeles in 2003

He was asked about Ben and J.Lo’s reunion, after they were spotted this week heading off on a private jet for a romantic getaway to Montana, fuelling reconciliation rumours.

‘You’re friend Ben Affleck, and a little thing we call Bennifer,’ Savannah said. ‘How do you like them apples?’

Matt looked a little uncomfortable and tried to dodge the question. 

Live: Matt, 50, revealed the pub owner had allowed him to stay past closing time so he could chat to Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb without other patrons milling about

Live: Matt, 50, revealed the pub owner had allowed him to stay past closing time so he could chat to Today hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb without other patrons milling about

'It's a fascinating story,' he said as the co-anchors laughed. 'I love them both. I hope it's true. That would be awesome.' Pictured in 2003

‘It’s a fascinating story,’ he said as the co-anchors laughed. ‘I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.’ Pictured in 2003

The movie star burst into laughter and said: ‘There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that!’

Hoda pressed him: ‘Did the news make it to Australia? How did you even know that Bennifer was a thing again, possibly.’

‘I just heard you guys waiting to come on TV. It’s the first time I heard about it,’ he said, looking away from the hosts.

‘And what did you think?’ Savannah asked.

‘It’s a fascinating story,’ he said as the co-anchors laughed. ‘I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.’

Moving on: The On the Floor hitmaker has been spending time with her former fiancé over the last few weeks following the end of her engagement to Alex Rodriguez (right)

Moving on: The On the Floor hitmaker has been spending time with her former fiancé over the last few weeks following the end of her engagement to Alex Rodriguez (right)

Living Down Under: Matt has been in Australia with his family since January. Pictured with his Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Chris Hemsworth (centre) and director Taika Waititi (right)

Living Down Under: Matt has been in Australia with his family since January. Pictured with his Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Chris Hemsworth (centre) and director Taika Waititi (right)

The On the Floor hitmaker has been spending time with her former fiancé over the last few weeks following the end of her engagement to Alex Rodriguez. 

Matt, meanwhile, has been in Australia with his family since January. 

He has been based in Byron Bay, where his Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Chris Hemsworth lives in a $30million mansion. 

The Martian actor has been travelling between Bryon Bay and Sydney by private jet to film scenes for the upcoming Marvel sequel. 

On Friday, Matt stopped by a charity luncheon in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, which raised funds for the domestic violence charity Safe Haven. 

Good man: On Friday, Matt stopped by a charity luncheon in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, which raised funds for the domestic violence charity Safe Haven

Good man: On Friday, Matt stopped by a charity luncheon in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, which raised funds for the domestic violence charity Safe Haven 

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