In a new interview with Variety, actor Matt Damon said his experience playing a Trump supporting oil worker was eye opening.
In the movie, a woman asks Damon’s character, Bill Baker if he voted for Trump, he says he did not, but only because a felony kept him from voting at all.
Damon said Backer definitely would have voted for Trump.
“These guys don’t apologize for who they are,” Damon said, referring affectionately to his character as a “roughneck.”
Damon said he spent time with real oil workers who inspired the role in preparation for the role.
“They’re in the oil business, of course he voted for Trump,” Damon said. “These people were wonderful to us, they really helped us. It was eye-opening for me.”
“They all have goatees, the sunglasses. They’re not six-pack ab guys, but they’re strong. You go to their barbecues and a guitar comes out and they start singing Church songs,” he added.
Damon himself is an outspoken Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton.