The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ star has invited his friend to visit him a few times, but each time the 47-year-old actor – who raises Alexia, 19, Isabella, 11, Gia, nine, and Stella, seven, with wife Luciana – and his family have had some unfortunate encounters with local wildlife, prompting Chris to declare he shouldn’t make another trip in order to protect the reputation of the island.
Chris Hemsworth has joked Matt Damon shouldn’t be allowed to return to Australia in order to preserve the reputation of the country.
Matt has previously spoken of how Stella was stung by a huge jellyfish, and Chris – who has daughter India, six, and twins Sasha and Tristan, four, with wife Elsa Pataky – has now revealed the ‘Suburbicon’ star freaked out after a close encounter with a snake on his second visit.
The 34-year-old hunk – who is an ambassador for Australian tourism – told talk show host Ellen Degeneres: ”He came a while ago and was all, ‘What about the snakes and sharks and spiders?, and I was like, ‘It’s fine, whatever.’
”He came [on your show] and told the story of how his daughter got a jellyfish sting, it was the worst I’ve ever seen, I was like, ‘That’s a one off, what a random thing’.
”So he comes back over again, gives Australia a second shot.
”We pull up in the car at a cafe, he gets out, takes one step and then jumps back going ‘Oh my God, oh my God’. A huge big snake and he’d stood straight on it.
” He was like ‘You keep telling me they’re more scared of you’ but I said, ‘You’re the problem. It’s not Australia.’ We’ve had to kick him out of Australia for our sake.”
Matt previously spoke about Stella’s painful ordeal when they visited the beach at Byron Bay.
He said: ”It was the worst thing. I mean, even Chris said: ‘Mate, that’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life.’ Like, it was really bad. She was in a little bit of surf, in about a foot or two of water… this thing literally wrapped around her. I could show you pictures that would turn your head. She had these, it looked like red shoelaces around her body.”
”[I got stung] a little bit, but not like her. There was enough around her chest that a lot of locals said: ‘You should call the paramedics,’ because you can go into shock.”
The paramedics recommended that Matt bathe Stella in hot water and gently sponge the affected area because the stings, which have enough venom in them to kill the weak, elderly and young, cling to the sponge.
He explained: ”They showed up and said, ‘Actually, hot water [helps].’ Like if you put her in a hot bath and just gently sponge away [the stings]. They stick to you with these little needles, basically. It’s really painful.”