Matt Damon Will Only Spank On-Screen, Thank You Very Much

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As awesome as we know Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominee True Grit is going to be, we don’t envy star Hailee Steinfeld. After all, girlfriend had to be spanked by Matt Damon with a wooden reed. That’s not how you want to look in front of our future husband! “It’s a scene in the movie that needs to be there for a whole host of reasons. And so, they just put a big pad on Hailee. And we practiced. And I said, ‘Hailee, does that hurt?’ And she said, ‘I can’t even feel it,” Damon explained. Awkward! We hope our introduction to Matt Damon doesn’t involved him beating us with a tree branch, but we’ll keep our butt cushion on at all times, just in case!

Matt, of course, would never bring his character’s corporal punishment home to his daughters IRL. “I definitely don’t spank ‘em,” Damon told People at the film’s New York premiere. At least we’ve made some strides since cowboy days. Better dental hygiene, the invention of Dunkin Donuts  and the icy alienation of the time-out chair are things we can all be proud of.