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Matt Damon will next be seen in the Ridley Scott film The Martian, and HipHollywood got to see a 40 minute clip of the film, and attend a Q&A session with  the actor, along with Scott, NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel, Author Andy Weir, and Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters Jim Green. So what did Damon think about suiting up to play NASA astronaut Mark Watney?

“A lot of people including myself really responded to the character in the book,” Damon told a crowd of journalists at JPL Tuesday morning. “I think the humor and the way mere mortals are always captivated by the way people can do this and have some sense of calm. I think that was what was really attractive to me, how he kept his sense of humor while at the same time kept this logical, practical, solve one problem then go on to the next type of thinking, it’s incredible.”

In the film, Watney is stranded on Mars after colleagues abandon him thinking he’s died  in a storm. Watney, the self-proclaimed best botanist on Mars, must stretch two months’ worth of supplies into enough for four years, when a new crew is due to arrive. With no way to contact NASA or his crew, he makes a GoPro camera his companion.

Check out the trailer hereThe Martian, which also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover  hits theaters October 2.


Tracee Ellis Ross Spills The Real Tea On ‘Black-ish’ Wage Demands + Deon Cole, Jenifer Lewis Weigh In



Tracee Ellis Ross is unveiling the truth behind recent reports that she was demanding more money for her time spent on ABC’s Black-ish.

Just last week, The Hollywood Reporter suggested Tracy was in negotiations and asking for more for not only going into her fourth season on the hit show, but because her male co-host, Anthony Anderson, makes significantly more than she does.

The report also claimed that if she didn’t make any headway, she might step away and consider guest starring on other shows.

Over the weekend, Ellis addressed the reports and didn’t exactly deny the claims. In a lengthy statement shared on social media, Ross said that she “was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show.”

She continued, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”

She did, however, confirm that claims there were threats are false. “I wish I could have been called by the reporter to confirm that,” she wrote.

Tracy’s statement falls right in line with what her co-stars, Deon Cole and Jenifer Lewis, explained to HipHollywood on Sunday night during the 2018 SAG Awards.

When asked about Ross’ desire to earn more money, Lewis said, “Tracee should have more money, you should have more money, every woman should have more money because we’ve been in the background too long. ”

Television’s favorite mom continued, “We’ve got grab her by the pussy in the White House and women are not standing for it anymore. Black-ish is a very important show, we are dealing with all the pressing issues of our time … This is the time to look it in the face and address it and come through the fire. Women are not taking it anymore.”

Deon also shut down rumors that Ross would be taking a back seat, telling us “There’s two sides to every story. Tracee is fine, everybody is fine, and everybody is getting paid. Everybody is eating. It’s all love I promise you.”

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