Minnie Driver: 'My job is rejection'

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-scripted and star in this drama, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will Hunting (Damon), gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs out with his South Boston bar buddies and his affluent British girlfriend Skylar (Minnie Driver). After MIT professor Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) stumps students with a math formula on a hallway blackboard, Will anonymously leaves the correct solution, prompting Lambeau to track the elusive young genius. As Will's problems with the police escalate, Lambeau offers an out, but with two conditions -- visits to a therapist and weekly math sessions. Will agrees to the latter but refuses to cooperate with a succession of therapists. Lambeau then contacts his former classmate, therapist Sean McGuire (Robin Williams), an instructor at Bunker Hill Community College. Both are equally stubborn, but Will is finally forced to deal with both his past and his future.
March 6th, 2012

Minnie Driver believes being an actress is ''90 per cent rejection''.

The British star - who is best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in 'Good Will Hunting' - believes very few people in showbusiness can do all the films they want to, but has learnt to put other things in place of her work.

She said: ''My job is 90 per cent rejection. It just is. Unless you're Angelina Jolie or maybe one of a handful of actors working amongst the millions you are going to be not getting stuff more than you're getting stuff. But life is so much bigger than work.''

Minnie has a three-year-old son named Henry, and she believes being a good mother is the most important thing she can be.

She added to The Scotsman newspaper: ''I'm a mum first and foremost - that's my most important job. Yes, I've got to put food on the table because I'm a single parent. But I don't think about it nearly as much any more because I'm so wrapped up with Henry - play-dates and nursery and the stuff of life.

''I have the same insecurities that most people have, and they're probably a bit more heightened because of what I do, but it's so much less than it was because I've got to be more together and grounded because of my kid.''