Cybertalk: January 30, 1998 |


Cybertalk: January 30, 1998

This week in Cybertalk: Matt Damon, Kathy Najimy, and Christian Slater

“My [creative writing] teacher [at Harvard] was very complimentary of [the play version of Good Will Hunting] and told me to stick with it, but I didn’t know what to do with it, so I brought it out to L.A. and showed [it to] Ben Affleck, my best friend. He took a look at it and he said, ‘Well, we should really write this together….’ We couldn’t get arrested in Hollywood — so we just started writing this thing one night. And it just tumbled out.” — Good Will Hunting’s MATT DAMON on RoughCut Online

“I [got into acting] in such a roundabout way….I didn’t take acting classes or know anyone famous. I came from a lower-middle-class family in San Diego with no training or money for training, no connections. I wasn’t blond and thin. I didn’t take years of acting. I think that that is my biggest contribution for young people, to say that.” — Veronica’s Closet’s KATHY NAJIMY on NBC Live on Yahoo! Chat

“I’ve been in show business for 20 years. You know, when you’re an 8-year-old kid and you look at stardom and movie stars…you kind of put it all up on a pedestal. But you realize it’s not quite as fulfilling as you thought it was going to be, so you spend a lot of time very confused, and you start looking for all these other things to fix on.” — Hard Rain’s CHRISTIAN SLATER, pre-incarceration, on E! Online