When it came to stuff like that, I could always just play

Thanks to reader LEK for letting us know:

GWH was just name-checked at the Lakers-Celtics game, which came from a lengthy discussion of whether someone was natural at something or had to work at it, an analogy with piano-playing, and a “how d’ya like them apples,” at which point they cut to Damon in the stands.

from Movieline's "The 9 Happiest Faces Matt Damon Made During the Lakers/Celtics Game"

I’m not sure if they were making an overt reference to the following scene, but here it is.

Will: Beethoven, okay. He looked at a piano, and it just made sense to him. He could just play.

Skylar: So what are you saying? You play the piano?

Will: No, not a lick. I mean, I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn’t paint you a picture, I probably can’t hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can’t play the piano.

Skylar: But you can do my o-chem paper in under an hour.

Will: Right. Well, I mean when it came to stuff like that… I could always just play.

That said, immediately (now, go, go!) check out the oh-so-delightful slideshow The 9 Happiest Faces Matt Damon Made During the Lakers/Celtics Game over at Movieline.

2 thoughts on “When it came to stuff like that, I could always just play”

  1. Yes! Best photo essay ever!

    So as I'm clicking through I'm thinking "Hm…seems like Matt is hamming it up a little bit…check out his friend who can barely keep it together he's laughing so hard. That's kinda funny."

    Then Michael sends me this: http://thelakersnation.com/blog/2008/06/17/phil-j

    Now I know why he was acting like such a chuckle-head. Way to keep it Boston!

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