Singapore – In the next episode of CNBC Meets, presenter Tania Bryer conducts a rare, personal interview with Hollywood actor and philanthropist Matt Damon. The 30-minute interview will premiere in Asia Pacific on May 10 at 5pm (SIN/HK) and excerpts will be available online. The programme will also air on CNBC networks in Europe and the United States.

In the programme, Damon talks to Tania about stardom, his upbringing and how meeting childhood friend Ben Affleck changed their lives. He tells Tania about the battles they had to overcome to make Good Will Hunting and how he felt winning an Oscar. He also discusses how he copes with fame, his thoughts about playing Jason Bourne and why he chooses to keep his family out of the spotlight. He reveals to Tania his dream role and how he balances being a husband, father of four, actor, writer, producer and humanitarian.

Matt Damon and Tania Bryer

Tania speaks to Damon about his philanthropic work with water.org, which he cofounded with Gary White in 2009, and why it is so important to him. Damon explains to Tania how this non-profit organisation is providing access to safe water and sanitation for communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America with a mission to have clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.