Film directors who wanted to shoot a scene on a Donald Trump property had to brace themselves for a required cameo from the mogul himself.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Friday, Matt Damon revealed that while he hasn’t met Trump yet, the 71-year-old former Celebrity Apprentice host allegedly required a walk-on-role every time a film’s camera rolled within something he owned.
“The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part,” Damon, 46, claimed. “[Director] Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a bulls— shot. Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, ‘Hello, Mr. Trump!’ — you had to call him by name — and then he exits.”
However, just because Trump was filmed didn’t allegedly mean he made the final cut.
“You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out,” Damon claimed — immediately checking himself for 1992’s Home Alone 2, in which Trump did appear. “I guess in Home Alone 2 they left it in.”
Damon’s Trump revelation wasn’t the only time the Jason Bourne actor brought up the 45th president in his THR chat.