Ben Affleck and Matt Damon haven’t worked together on a project since 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” – and while fans may be left scratching their heads as to why, Damon said he isn’t as surprised at the rare occurrence.

Damon, fifty, talked to E! News, Damon (50) spoke with E! [writing]It would take so much time that it wouldn’t be possible to complete.”

The actor went on to explain that the acting pair just figured they’d “never find the time” to write another script like “Good Will Hunting” but ultimately came to the realization that “If we just work during hours that we could easily carve out, we could get a lot done.”

Damon finally revealed to Affleck that they “wrote the book faster than we expected.”

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Affleck also chimed in on the rapport he’s been able to develop with Damon over the course of their lives.

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This guy is someone I knew since childhood. Affleck stated that they are from the same country and we remained close. Being able to talk through things with someone and get advice from them has really helped.”

“You can be lucky if the work you love is yours, and you’re luckier if you do it with people you love,” he said.

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Damon, who opened up in August about Jennifer Lopez’s affair with Jennifer Lopez, said that he had high hopes for his ex-exs and that they would find their way back together.

Damon, according to “The Carlos Watson Show”, said that “Oh man! No one pulls harder than I do.” People magazine

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He said, “They are both amazing.” He said, “I want their happiness.” Their happiness seems pretty good right now.

Lopez and Affleck were previously in a relationship from 2002 to 2004. They ended their engagement shortly thereafter. They rekindled their relationship earlier in the year.