Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Scott Eastwood on Clint: 'Dad Punched Me, It Was Old-School.'

This must have been the year Clint Eastwood won Father of the Year:
This much is clear: the Code of Eastwood serves you well. Earning ‘it’ serves you well – even when it doesn’t seem like it. Eastwood recalls a house party he hit up with his sister. He was 16. “I had taken my younger sister, who was, like, 14, to this party. I left, maybe to go get beer with the guys. And I left her and I didn’t think about it at the time. Later, Dad found out that I’d left her there.” Clint Eastwood, all six-foot-one of him, slammed his teenage son against a wall. He wrapped his sinewy hands around Scott’s throat. And then he punched him, square in the face. “He popped me and said, ‘You don’t ever leave your sister at a party. EVER.’ And it was very old-school, very old-school of him. He wasn’t afraid. None of this new-age bullshit where you can’t even smack the kid because everyone’s afraid of being judged or whatever. That wasn’t the way that shit went down in that family... If you did something wrong, you were going to get punished. I learnt quickly – you don’t do that.” Considering how children of Hollywood royalty tend to turn out, it’s a minor miracle that Scott Eastwood isn’t a shitty person. Objectively, he’s actually pretty great.
Sigh. Read more HERE.


Damian said...

Even apart from the eye-rolling tale being spun, the writing is painful. "Party he 'hit up'"? "Wrapped his sinewy hands"? Ugh.

Matthew Rettenmund said...

Objectively, he's not pretty great if he characterizes physical abuse (this is not spanking, guys!) of a teenager as "old-school" and not doing it as "new age."