My parents divorced when I was a little girl, and my mom married Matt’s father. I never asked Matt for acting advice, but he said something interesting to me. He said people would come up to him and say, “Should I be an actor?” and he’d say, “If you’re asking, then you shouldn’t be, because you shouldn’t have to ask. It’s something you can’t live without.” Modeling is fun, but I can’t live without acting. It gets me out of bed in the morning. Five months ago, I went in for a reading for this movie Matt’s in, The Adjustment Bureau; it’s in production right now in New York. It was for a character named Elise—she is basically queen bee at this ballet academy—and all of a sudden they say, “Are you aware that if you get this role, you’ll be playing Matt’s love, having a love affair with your brother?” My jaw dropped. My manager just completely wasn’t told. I’m no longer with that manager. I just read for a more appropriate role in the movie, Elise’s friend, and I got the part. It’s very exciting. What parents wouldn’t want their children to work together?
Not Kissing Matt Damon
Sarah Bradford, 22, got a shock when she first tried out for a movie that happened to star her stepbrother.
Bradford will be in the forthcoming films When the Devil Comes and Mountain Park.
As told to Tim Murphy.
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