He may have been sporting a greasy man bun but Matt Damon was in good form when he sat down to chat with Herald film writer Dominic Corry in Hong Kong.

The Oscar-winner, who stars in the highly anticipated Ridley Scott space drama The Martian, revealed he never liked the idea of space travel as a child, finding the concept too restrictive.

He also revealed some of his favourite TV shows, including Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Game of Thrones.

The Martian opens in New Zealand cinemas next week.

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- nzherald.co.nz