Matt Damon isn’t considering ending his long-running “feud” with Jimmy Kimmel after calling the host a “bad guy” late at night at the premiere of his new movie “Air.”
When asked by ET if he would consider burying the ax on Monday and moving on, Damon replied, “No, no, he’s a total bore. Why would I do that?”
He continued, “He is a terrible person. He’s clearly a bad guy.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The host walked down the carpet a few steps behind Damon as the “Jason Bourne” actor pinched Damon.
“Hey! I’d love to take a picture with you but we’re out of time!” He yelled at Kimmel, referring to his continued joke that the TV personality apologized to Damon for not having time to interview him at the end of each episode.
Kimmel later told the outlet, “You know, I don’t know who it is but yeah, I heard it. It was noisy.”
When asked if the couple would consider reconciliation, he said, “I can’t imagine that would happen. I really can’t. I think we have Ben. [Affleck] tomorrow, so we’ll get it, but this will be as close as possible.
The duo’s feud began in 2006 when 55-year-old Kimmel joked that she bumped into 52-year-old Damon on an episode of the talk show.
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“We had a bad show … The guests were bad and I was feeling pretty bad at the end of the show,” Kimmel told NPR in 2013.
“And for the amusement of one of our producers standing next to me, I decided to say, ‘I want to apologize to Matt Damon. We’re out of time.’ And the producer enjoyed it so much, I started making it every night to entertain him.
He explained that Damon was just “the first name to appear”. [his] head” and he had no particular reason to choose it.
“I was trying to think of an A-list star and someone we would definitely not bump into if she were on the show,” she said.
“Every time I say it, people laugh. Repeating the same joke every night, you think people will get bored of it eventually, but they don’t get tired of it.”