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The Matrix and Home and Away star Matt Doran reveals his VERY surprising day job he uses to ‘take the financial pressure off’ between acting gigs

He’s the former star of Home and Away who went on to star in The Matrix and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, among other films.

Matt Doran has confessed that despite his success in Hollywood, he still has a day job to help pay the bills in between acting assignments.

‘To keep myself active and pay the bills, I also do building work,’ the 46-year-old Australian actor told The Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

‘It does relieve some of the burden,’ the father of two added.

Matt, who describes acting as his “primary interest” when he’s not working on construction projects, takes on film and television roles whenever they come up.

‘If anything comes along now, terrific; I’d love the opportunity; if it doesn’t, no worries; I’ve got other things to do and things to keep myself occupied with, so it keeps me grounded,’ he said.

Matt is best known in Australia for his role as Damian Roberts on the soap opera Home and Away, which he performed from 1991 until 1996.

In 1998, he made his Hollywood debut in Terrence Malick’s war thriller The Thin Red Line, before being cast as ‘Mouse’ in The Matrix the following year.

He is well renowned for his role in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as ‘Elan Sleazebaggano.’

He considers himself ‘fortunate’ to have worked on the three American blockbusters, describing them as’special films.’

Matt has lately appeared in television shows such as Doctor Doctor and Rake, as well as the 2019 film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.

This weekend, he’ll be at the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Convention at the Sydney Showground Homebush.

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