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Matt Damon On Board To Pick Up Electric Tesla Roadster In ’08

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With The Bourne Ultimatum hitting theaters this weekend (just saw it — awesome), Matt Damon is making the press rounds answering questions about his new daughter, dodging hilarious insults from pal George Clooney, and opening up about his concern for the environment. Oh yea, and he can’t wait to get his hands on a 2008 Tesla Roadster. From the article,

“‘I drive a Toyota Prius and I have one of the Lexus hybrids,’ he says. ‘Next year I’m getting a Tesla Roadster, which I’m very, very excited about. It’s an electric car, gets about 250 miles to the charge and is fast as hell! I can’t wait to get it. Driving a green car is one of the ways we can all do a little more, so I’m trying to do that.'”

Looks like someone missed the early registration list for the first delivery of Teslas this fall. Clooney should be receiving his in October, at which point you can bet the first person he’ll send a picture to will be Matt Damon. Cruel, I say, cruel.

Green cars aside, The Bourne Ultimatum racked up some serious carbon points. Damon and his entourage, including his family and minders, are estimated to have traveled more than 1m flying miles during the filming; a fact that doesn’t escape the star. ‘I feel bad about that,’ confesses Damon. ‘I don’t take any trips that I don’t have to take, but for a movie like this we went all over Europe, back to New York and then back over to Europe.'”

With a 140 day shoot in multiple locations around the world, it’s tough to avoid a massive footprint. Is Universal at the very least considering offsets? Aren’t they supposed to be a new bad-ass green studio?

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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