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Clint Eastwood & Son Scott Eastwood Talk Politics and Pickup Lines


Clint Eastwood with son Scott Eastwood in October, 2006; Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Clint Eastwood and his son Scott Eastwood didn’t hold anything back in their first-ever interview together for Esquire magazine’s September edition, sharing their thoughts on everything from politics to pickup lines.

The elder Eastwood, 86, tells the magazine he’s not a fan of today’s climate of political correctness, declaring, “We’re really in a p**** generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells.”

Adds Clint, “We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist.”

As for which candidate he thinks is most qualified to lead the country, Clint hasn’t made up his mind yet, explaining, “Donald Trump has crossed the line with some of his rhetoric, but both sides have made regrettable statements.”

On a lighter note, Clint reveals that in contrast to his on-screen persona, he’s actually shy around women.

“I don’t have any great pickup lines,” he confesses. “I was never an extrovert, so I always had to have someone meet me halfway… When I became a movie actor and became well-known, it took care of itself. Maybe that’s why I became an actor”

Scott, 30, discussed growing up with one of Hollywood’s legendary tough guys, noting, “My father’s definitely old-school. And he raised me with integrity — to be places on time, show up and work hard,” he says.

And like his dad, Scott hints that he might try his hand at directing someday.

“… Like he says, it’s feast or famine for an actor. If you’re not creating your own material, then you’re just fighting for whatever’s out there. I definitely have the desire to go to the other side.”

Scott plays Lieutenant GQ Edwards in Suicide Squad, opening nationwide on Friday.

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