“We all had to go there,” Matt told People magazine. “I’m not going to say it was fun, and personally I will never do it again, but for that project it was necessary. We were all in the boat together. What was important to me was to tell the story authentically, and I wanted to reflect what the dancers in real life do. And that’s part of their job.
“It’s a profession that’s not widely accepted by the general populace, so even though they raz each other and it is a sort of locker room environment, they help each other out and look out for each other, and I feel like that’s something we picked up on.”
Matt is the father of three sons with his partner Simon Halls, he told Vulture…
“I don’t expect anything [for Father's Day], but the kids always do something nice for us, like [make] a photo album,” he told Vulture. “Something very family-oriented, obviously.”
The family splits its time between New York and L.A., where the kids go to school. “I shoot here six months out of the year, for White Collar and other projects, so I’m essentially living in both cities. It is tough, especially the first half of the season until the kids get out of school. And once they’re out and they come east, it’s a lot easier from there. They’re coming out here now. Summertime!”