Kristen Wiig & Laura Dern Attend Red Carpet Premiere Of ‘Downsizing,’ Which Matt Damon Skips
Wiig wore a black gown with large white abstract flowers on it. The dress slipped off one shoulder and featured a thigh-high slit on the same side. She matched the dress with her black and white heels. Dern showed off a curled hair look above a velvet and lace black dress. She added knee-high black leather boots and red lipstick to complete the look.
The star of the film, Matt Damon, was absent form the L.A. premiere. He is facing backlash after the actor made some tone-deaf comments about the sexual harassment whirlwind that’s going through Hollywood. In a Hollywood Reporter interview, Damon asserted that all sexual abusers are being lumped together in “one big bucket” and argued that there is a “spectrum of behavior.”
“You know, there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?” he said at the time. “Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”
After facing backlash from celebrities and fans alike, Damon opted out of the premiere. More criticism was fueled by additional comments made by Damon on Monday, in which he said that men “who don’t do this kind of thing” deserve more recognition. A rep, however, shared that the actor is “dealing with an ongoing family matter.” A source also added that Damon’s father has been ill.
On the red carpet, Damon’s co-stars vaguely discussed his controversial remarks. “It’s a delicate thing for everyone to talk about, and I feel like we’re all learning,” Wiig told The Hollywood Reporter. “I have friends who have just told me stories of things that happened to them that I had no idea about it. It’s just been a heartbreaking thing for everybody.”
“We’ve got to all figure out a way to work together,” Dern added.