Video:Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood Invictus Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Clint Eastwood doesn't need to work red carpets anymore in order to promote his films, but thankfully he still does. Eastwood's still passionate about filmmaking and at the 'Invictus' premiere, he & his son, Scott, talked about this true story.See Transcript
Transcript:Clint Eastwood and Scott Eastwood Invictus InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the LA Premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' Invictus.
Clint Eastwood – Director of Invictus
How important was it to actually film on those actual locations?
Clint Eastwood: "Yeah, great. We used Ellis Park Stadium where the actual game took place. We used stadiums up in Cape Town. I think it was great. I think it was important. And we had all rugby players playing parts with the exception of a couple of actors – Scott [Eastwood] and Matt [Damon] and Grant Roberts."
And you filmed in the prison [where Mandela was held] too?
Clint Eastwood: "Yes. Yes, we did."
Are you planning on returning to acting?
Clint Eastwood: "I have no plans on it right at the moment, but you never know from day to day because things change."
Have you started working on your next project? Do you know what it's going to be?
Clint Eastwood: "I'm doing a thing called Hereafter. It's starring Matt Damon. Not me, Matt."
Why was Morgan Freeman the right choice to play Nelson Mandela?
Clint Eastwood: "He's the same height, the same stature, and he's got the same kind of presence as an actor as Mandela has as a politician."
How tough is it to play rugby? I would never want to get out there.
Scott Eastwood: "No. No, don't ever. Don't even try."
I'm not really familiar with the sport. How familiar were you going in?
Scott Eastwood: "You know, I had a little bit of background because I was raised in Hawaii."
Rugby is big in Hawaii?
Scott Eastwood: "Rugby is big in Hawaii. It's more of a Pacific Islands and then European, but it's very big in the Pacific Islands – throughout the Pacific Islands. You'll see in the movie, the New Zealand team – the All Blacks – they're still one of the best rugby teams out there, you know? They're one of the biggest contenders out there."
How tough was it for you to get into shape for rugby?
Scott Eastwood: "You know, I'm a pretty active guy. I put on some serious muscle. I worked out and, yeah, I did everything it took to make it happen."
And it's not just a rugby film. It's a very important story that it's telling. How important was it to get that story out there?
Scott Eastwood: "Oh, it's such a great story, especially in this time with everything that's going on. I couldn't think of a more perfect time. And to be a part of it is just so gratifying. To be a part of something that is so great – such a great movie."
What's it like being on a set with Clint?
Scott Eastwood: "This is the third time I've done a movie with my dad. It's fantastic. It's honestly the best gig in Hollywood. It really is. The best hours, the easiest guy to work with. He's probably a little harder on me, probably enjoys it a little bit. But no, he's great."
He likes to do just one take. If he's got it, he's done. Did that happen with the rugby scenes too?
Scott Eastwood: "Yeah, it's amazing. Another director would need 25 takes, and he knows exactly what he wants, and when he sees it he's got it. 'Let's move on.'"
What are you going to do next?
Scott Eastwood: "I start a movie in the spring in Austin, Texas, with Rutger Hauer."
A pure action film?
Scott Eastwood: "It is kind of an action film. It's kind of an action, 'young man becomes a man', but action. It takes place in Mexico. It's a great story."
Are you the star of it?
Scott Eastwood: "I am."
What does Rutger Hauer play?
Scott Eastwood: "He'll play kind of this ex-pat. He's kind of this salty old guy who is into some shady stuff. You'll have to wait and see."
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