Earlier this month, professional cranky old man Clint Eastwood did an interview with his mimbo son Scott Eastwood for Esquire in which he proceeded to make like everyone’s loudmouth grandpa at an awkward family dinner by griping about “political correctness” and the “pussy generation.” It turns out Scott is proudly on Team No Pussies with his papa. And he has just as much to say about this generation of candy-ass coddled pussies as Clint.
Scott did an interview with GQ Australia and started out by saying that just like Gwyneth Paltrow before him, he came from the Famous Spawn School of Hard Knocks. Scott wanted $8,000 to buy a truck. Sadly, the only thing Clint was willing to give him was directions to the bootstraps store. Scott had to work for that truck, dag nabbit! Scott says his dad didn’t give him “a dime“, which forced him to become a “straight hustler” to make it. There is one thing Papa Clint did give Lil’ Scotty, and that’s a knuckle sandwich when he was 16 years old.
“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…None of this new-age bullshit where you can’t even smack the kid because everyone’s afraid of being judged or whatever.”
Even Dirty Harry is like “Damn Clint, ease up on your kid a little.” It seems like Clint’s angry old man genes were transferred through his fist that day, because when asked what pisses Scott off the most, he went full “back in MY day” senior citizen with his answer.
“Complainers, whiny little fucking brats. You just really want to knock them out and be like, ‘You lucky, lucky, spoilt brat. You’re full of yourself. You’re so lucky, I would love nothing more than to knock you out, to show you how much of a little brat you’re being.'”
Then he really went in. Scott called out one of his “spoiled brat” co-stars.
“I just worked with an actor, a younger actor, you know, there were a few times I snapped on him. I said, ‘Get your arse over here! This is a job!’ And I could hear myself, after I said it, I could hear my father inside of me saying it, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m turning into my father.’ You know, a lot of people aren’t raised like that anymore, where someone is able to put them in check and say, ‘Hey, stop acting like an arsehole, get over here, this is a fucking job.’ That’s how my Dad would’ve done it. There’s a little bit of that lacking in society today.”
Scott doesn’t name names (what a brat), but it can’t be too hard to figure out, right? Scott just finished filming Fast 8, Live By Night, and Overdrive. We already know the biggest brat on the set of Fast 8 is a tie between The Rock and Vin Diesel. Live By Night is lots of oldies, so that’s sort of out. Scott stars in Overdrive with a young actor named Freddie Thorp. I don’t know for sure if Freddie is said “arsehole.” I guess we’ll only know for sure if Freddie spends the Overdrive premiere with his hands covering his ass and nervously checking to see that Scott hasn’t taken off his belt.
Pic: GQ Australia