Actor Matt Damon says Michael Douglas
has been teasing him about their kissing scenes in the upcoming
The 66-year-old Douglas is preparing to
play flamboyant pianist Liberace opposite Damon, who'll play the part
of Scott Thorson, Liberace's alleged lover.
Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh
will direct the film based on a script by Richard LaGravenese, which
is based on Thorson's book Behind the Candelabra (My Life With
Filming is expected to begin next
summer, and Damon told CNN's Piers Morgan that Douglas has been
teasing him about their on-screen romance.
“Is it true you're sexting Michael
Douglas, who plays Liberace?” Morgan asked.
“Well, the last time I saw Michael is
the Golden Globes,” Damon answered. “I turned around, I didn't
know he was there, and I saw him, I looked at him and he just looked
at me. He goes, 'Get your Chapstick ready.'”
The 40-year-old Damon added that he was
looking forward to the film: “It's two great roles for us and we're
both looking forward to it.” (The video is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)
filming is the Clint Eastwood-directed J. Edgar, which stars
Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and Armie Hammer as
his alleged lover.