Matt Damon’s Daughter Drummed on His Bald Head

08/08/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Matt Damon Elysium Premiere Picture Perfect/Rex USA

Matt Damon‘s hair grew back just in time for him to walk the red carpet with wife Luciana at the premiere of Elysium on Wednesday at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Calif.

Elysium, which is set in the year 2154, required Damon, 42, to shave his head. His character, Max, looks not just tough, but also futuristic, since he wears robotic parts that are drilled into his body.

Damon said that going through the change in appearance was “really fun” and that going bald was freeing.

“And as far as just shaving the head, it’s really liberating to jump out of the shower and run a towel over your head and be done,” he told PEOPLE.

Damon’s family enjoyed the transformation as well, especially his 2½-year-old daughter Stella, whom, Damon admits, he goes to great lengths to entertain.

“Once my kids got used to it, and my wife, then the rest is easy. They liked it,” he says. “My youngest was less than a year at the time, and she used to drum on my head. She thought that was the funnest thing, and so, you know, when you’re a parent, you’ll do anything to make your 10-month-old smile. So I would put my head in her lap and let her bang away as long as she wanted.”

— Sheila Cosgrove Baylis with reporting by Scott Huver

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Barbara on

I Love, Love, Love Matt Damon! I Love that he is a Great family man & loves his girls dearly.

lola on

Love this man!!!!!


Matt Damon seems like such a great family man. God Bless them.

Anonymous on

Awwwww, so sweet.

guest on

Have always liked Matt. Seems like a solid guy. Cute family

Anonymous on

that’s so precious! He sounds like the best dad! Love Matt Damon!

me on

why does everybody love him when they don’t have any clue what the real man is like?? maybe he shoots bb’s at animals in his off-time. get a grip; none of you have any idea what the man is like. find real people that you can touch and speak with to heap such great praise upon.

Guest53 on

sweet, can imagine her giggling…

Nancy on

Everyone loves Matt Damon. 🙂

@me on

your meds! take it! paranoia sucks!

Yes please on

Nice to see a celebrity who doesn’t appear to take himself too seriously.

ELC on

Maybe his daughter knocked some sense into his bald head-one has to wonder?

gracie on

Replying to “me”…I actually worked with a family member of Matt’s and do know that he really is a nice guy and a great family man. He loves being a dad and he is also very generous to those he loves and counts as family and close friends. I hand made a small baby gift when he had his first child and I received a really kind and thoughtful thank you email from Matt and his wife.

Angelica on

O.K.…here is your inspiration for a “Dad of the Year” contest.