7 May 2021

Hollywood star Matt Damon poses for a selfie with fan during visit to Jugiong

| Hannah Sparks
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Matt Damon and Bev Boney

Matt Damon pictured with Bev Boney outside the Long Track Pantry in Jugiong. Photo: Bev Boney.

American actor Matt Damon was happy to pose with star-struck locals while visiting the regional village of Jugiong in the NSW Hilltops.

The celebrity picked up a coffee from Long Track Pantry during the surprise visit on 25 April and agreed to a selfie with one lucky customer.

“Took a little time out of my day for a quick coffee catch up with Matt Damon #whynot,” Bev Boney wrote when she shared the photo on Instagram.

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“Omg lucky you!” and “I still can’t believe this”, friends said in response to Bev’s post.

The photo shows Matt wearing a beanie while framed beautifully beneath autumnal leaves and holding the coffee he just purchased.

Long Track Pantry owner Juliet Robb said the visit was random and hadn’t been organised, but didn’t want to reveal what the star ordered or what he was like in case he returned.

A Hilltops Tourism newsletter reported Matt was visiting the area with his family and friend Chris Hemsworth.

Chris also shared a video on his Instagram three days after Matt was snapped in Jugiong of his family mustering sheep on a nearby property.

The video shows Chris riding a quad bike while his daughter runs on foot.

“Finally found a way to exhaust my kids #classicsheepdog,” Chris wrote on the Instagram post.

Australian Wool Innovation responded to the post with: “Thanks for supporting the Aussie wool industry. You and the family are always welcome on one of our 60,000 properties!”

Jugiong is a popular destination for people travelling between Sydney and Melbourne on the Hume Highway.

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Drivers can pull in for a break and enjoy a coffee at the pantry, pick up local wine from the cellar or have lunch at The Sir George.

“We hope they enjoyed their visit to our beautiful region,” the team at Hilltops Tourism wrote in the newsletter.

Original Article published by Hannah Sparks on About Regional.

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Capital Retro9:40 pm 12 May 21

I exchanged “hello’s” with John Wayne in a Hong Kong shop 50 years ago. He was a tall dude – 1.93m to be exact.

I just checked Matt Damon’s height and he is only a puny 1.77m.

Ah yes, but have you seen surveys of what is attractive to women? It’s not as tall as you might imagine. Every survey I have seen varied, but all were Matt Damon’s height or less 🙂

I guess it depends whether men want to be attractive to women, or impress other men. :D.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in In 2011-12, the average Australian man (18 years and over) was 175.6 cm tall.


Capital Retro10:19 am 13 May 21

I’m not the least bit interested in surveys about what is attractive to women. But after two marriages I know that they love shoes and handbags and some jockeys I know have married rather tall women.

LOL, I have about nine pairs of shoes I wear away from the house. Plus two handbags, which I haven’t used for about two years.

“They” is too broad a brush :).

The jockeys might have similar ideas to a friend of a friend. He was short, but he married a tall woman. He replied to a comment on that, that he didn’t want short children, and had sought a tall wife.

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