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Matt Damon Apologizes For His Comments On Project Greenlight, Says He 'Believes Deeply' In Diversity!

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Matt Damon sparked a bit of controversy after his comments on diversity during Project Greenlight's premiere episode on Sunday night!

When discussing which director to helm the project on this season of the HBO docu-series, it appeared that The Martian star was disregarding producer Effie Brown's concerns about the need for diverse hiring processes, to which he responded:

"When we're talking about diversity, you do it in the casting of the film, not in the casting of the show."

After receiving significant backlash for seemingly explaining diversity to Brown, the Oscar winner has issued an apology.

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While he says the quick exchange was a part of a much larger conversation, Damon is glad that the debate could promote a dialogue about diversity in Hollywood. He said:

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