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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon this weekend at the TCA Winter Press Tour

When Matt Damon gazed at Michael Douglas in full Liberace regalia during production of the HBO bio-pic Behind The Candelabra, did he find him attractive? “Very, very attractive,” said Damon, who plays Liberace’s lover Scott Thorson. While the actor may be speaking somewhat tongue in cheek, the film is full-on drama.

This weekend at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles, the two Academy Award winners, along with Director Steven Soderbergh and Executive Producer Jerry Weintraub, gathered for a panel to talk up the much-anticipated film, set to air this Spring. [Unfortunately a screener of the film has not yet been made available to critics by HBO.]

Believe it or not, the first spark of a conversation about Douglas stepping into Liberace’s robes went back to shooting the 2000 film Traffic, which Soderbergh directed and Douglas starred with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. “Somewhere early in the shoot,” Douglas remembered, »

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