Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Reprise Roles for Good Will Hunting Live Read

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The original Will Hunting and Chuckie Sullivan crashed John Krasinski’s star-studded live read of Good Will Hunting on Friday night.

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck surprised the audience by reprising their iconic roles at a Live Read New York event directed by Krasinski. According to a video from the evening, the former Office actor was beyond thrilled to share the stage with the Oscar-winning stars.

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“We’ll begin again as the 16-year-old self in me cries inside,” Krasinski joked after introducing the duo during the show. “I’m having a full anxiety attack. I hope you are too.”

This is what the @BenAffleck surprise sounded like at the Good Will Hunting #LiveReadNY… minutes after #MattDamon did the same thing. pic.twitter.com/vL0HALckV9

— Joanna Adams (@nowstarringTO) October 8, 2016

In addition to Damon and Affleck, the A-list cast included Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs, comedian Keegan-Michael Key, Spotlight director Tom McCarthy, producer Harvey Weinstein, and Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt, who played Will’s love interest Skylar.

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The role of Sean Maguire, made famous by the late Robin Williams, went to Krasinski’s The Hollars co-star Margo Martindale. According to People, the actor and director explained recasting the character as a woman because “no man can ever do what [Williams] did.”

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Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2016/10/08/ben-affleck-matt-damon-john-krasinski/