Scott Eastwood: ‘I didn’t get in this to be famous, I’ve never been an LA guy’


I think Scott Eastwood might be pretty but dumb. He looks like the frat-bro version of his dad, Clint Eastwood, which is probably appealing to some ladies. But his personality? It leaves something to be desired. Scott is 29 years old and he’s only really started to fashion some sort of acting career for himself in the past two years. And even then, I have my doubts as to whether Scott will be able to make it for the long haul in Hollywood, despite his hustle. Previously, Scott claimed he was up for the Christian Grey role in Fifty Shades but that HE turned it down. Which no one believes. Now he’s promoting a silly Nicholas Sparks adaptation called The Longest Ride. He covers the new issue of Treats Magazine and he’s still trying to play the “I don’t want to be famous” card. Sigh…

On working with his father: “I mean, he’s like tougher on me when I work with him. He doesn’t want any favoritism at all. Invictus, Trouble With the Curve, Gran Torino, Flags of our Fathers. He was tough on me on all of them but outside of that, we have a great father/son relationship.”

He’s not a Hollywood jerk: “I’m lucky. I’ve got a lot of friends that will call me on all my bulls–t! They’ll just rip me to shreds…Whatever I’m doing, I think good friends and family are key. It’s good to have drive, and know what you want to do. But not to have your happiness wrapped up in that. You’ve got to do other things. You don’t want to be one-dimensional. I wouldn’t want to be ‘just’ an actor. That would be boring. You don’t want to be too obsessed with one thing. I try to diversify my time with other things.”

He doesn’t want to be famous: “I didn’t get in this to be famous. I grew up loving my father’s work, loving movies, and telling stories, wanting to be a part of that. To affect people. Whether they’re laughing or crying. It’s supposed to elicit a response. It’s art, right?”

He’s not about LA: “I’ve never been an LA guy – I think of it as kind of like high school. All of a sudden you do a movie and there’s buzz and it’s like you’re in the cool crowd. But you know it can go away as quickly as it came. To me, the whole thing just seems funny. You can’t take Hollywood – or yourself – too seriously. You’ve got to just keep doing what you do and whatever happens, you can’t be wrapped up in whether or not you’re ‘in’ this month, it’s not healthy. I’m just happy to be working.”

[From Treats via E! News]

Do you have any memory of Scott in those Clint Eastwood films? I do not. Clint just cast him in very small parts. As for the rest of it… if this was coming from a 20-year-old guy who just had his first taste of success, I might think he was smart. Coming from a nearly-30 second-generation bro trading on his dad’s name? Not so much. He wants to be famous. He wants to be a celebrity. He wants the attention.

Scott also has a new interview with Pridesource this week – go here to read. He’s all about his gay fans.


Photos courtesy of Steve Shaw/Treats Magazine.

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  1. Des says:

    Why does he keep squinting all the time? When Clint did it, he was on horseback in the middle of the desert, you dummy. Did he do it so much it passed down through his genes? Now visualizing a crowd of little squinty Eastwoods.

  2. goofpuff says:

    He’s such a poser try hard…

    • CG says:

      Yeah, but … I would still hit it, as long as he didn’t talk. *hangs head in shame*

  3. trollontheloose says:

    if he’s not a L.A guy why then live in L.A? and he’s dating a pretty much L.A celebrity. as for as “they will call me on my b..s..t, yeah, right: judging by all his partying they don’t. i don’t believe anyone who says I am not doing it to be famous, because people who do it without the famous side are not seen on every day basis cracking knucles and flexing biceps when TMZ follow them .

    • Little Darling says:

      If he isn’t a Hollywood jerk then what bullsh-t is there to be called out on?

      I think he’s fine though. Clearly wants to make it in his own right but can’t help but ride the nepotism train, and doesn’t seem to like that he does.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      He lives in San Diego so he can say he’s not a LA guy ( I don’t see where is the problem to be a LA guy in my opinion)

  4. Neelyo says:

    oh God i forgot about Alison Eastwood until this moment. This isn’t the first untalented Eastwood foisted on the public by Daddy.

    • Tig says:

      Was she the daughter in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil? If yes, thought she was pretty good. He photographs extremely well- he’d be perfect for a Ralph Lauren spread. As far as this movie goes-good luck to him and co-star, bec Alan Alda will steal the movie!

  5. Lilacflowers says:

    So, you want to act but you don’t want to be famous and you don’t want to live in Los Angeles? Easy solution. Move out of California and find a regional repertory theater somewhere. All your problems solved. Well, except for the fact that the only person who hires you is your dad.

  6. Granger says:

    I don’t know anything about this guy or any of the gossip around him, so going by his comments in this article alone, he sounds really grounded and cool to me. The fact that he’s had roles in (nearly?) all of his dad’s films makes me question his “I don’t want to be a star” schtick, though. I understand that he appreciates his dad’s work and wants to tell stories, but if he *really* wasn’t interested in a big career, you’d think he’d avoid his dad’s movies like the plague and try to make his own way.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I thought his name checking all of his dad’s films that he apparently did was a pretty transparent way of showing that he does care about the fame as much as the work.

  7. MrsBPitt says:

    I feel a little bad for him…Clint produced Scott and his sister from an affair he had, and didn’t even acknowledge them for years. On their birth certificates, it read “father declilnes” Can you imagine growing up, knowing your father doesn’t want anything to do with you…you just know he is trying to please daddy! I think Clint is an a$$hole…he has 8 kids with six different women…read Clint’s IMBD page. I use to be a fan, but not anymore!

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Yes, I used to really like Clint Eastwood until I heard that. Like seriously. Have all the affairs you want. All the kids you want. But take care of ALL of your kids EQUALLY.

      Maybe constantly name dropping his dad is payback. I don’t know. I sympathize with him in that way. I just recently found the REST of my siblings–I now have an extra five siblings, on top of the four I already have. And my sperm donor was exactly the same as Clint. His name isn’t on my birth certificate (he apparently would’ve rather have been forced into child support than put his name down), and now that I’m older (and he doesn’t have to pay child support) he wants to meet me. Fuuuuck that.

    • Mata says:

      He also beat his first wife and treated Sondra Locke like crap. He’s really an a*hole.

      • lady dee says:

        He also created a deal with Sondra to direct/produce in lieu of spousal support and was in cahoots with a studio head who canceled her contract the minute she signed off on the divorce agreement. To make matter worse, she had cancer!

    • Kitten says:


      Ugh I had no idea.

    • Dani says:

      Exactly. I feel like he’s just trying to please him now that he has his attention. Men can have daddy issues too and this just screams notice me, love me.

      • Courtney says:

        I thought so as well, and it takes one to know one.

        Poor guy. His father didn’t give him his name, refused to sign birth certificate, and he was raised far away from him (Hawaii). And then he had another child with the same woman? Clint is a jerk and a deadbeat, no matter how much money was thrown their way.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Your father was the man with no name in one of the greatest western put to film.

    You are the offspring with no name in a craptastic Sparks film.

    I will take the humblebrag down a notch.

  9. Rhiley says:

    Does anyone else chuckle at the title, “The Longest Ride”? It sounds like a porno… Anyway, this guy bugs me. He LOVES attention. There were some really weird, “look at me” pics a couple of weeks ago of him doing push-ups with no shirt on, in the middle of a grassy intersection or his front yar; somewhere really odd. He wants to be more famous than his father, but doubtful it will happen.

  10. Size Does Matter says:

    Wasn’t he recently photographed jogging shirtless and shoeless in a pair of jeans on the beach with a giant cowtown belt buckle? Yeah, that didn’t scream attention hound.

    • leni says:

      Exactly! I wish to say Liar, Liar, pants on fire. He is so wanting to be famous and his looks are all he appears to have. The thing is he is cute but no more than anyone else who has time to work out and trainers. Own it man.

  11. genevieve says:

    As I was reading the interview responses, I could only hear them in Zoolander’s voice.

  12. Veritas says:

    Ya he’s a dumbass but I’d still hit it.

  13. ToodySezHey says:

    He looks like….he is what I imagine Hal (the father in Malcom in the Middle played by Bryan Cranston) looked like when he was young before raising his bad a $$ kids sucked the hot out of him.

  14. mom2two says:

    He’s not a bad looking dude but if he didn’t want the fame, he could have changed his last name for career reasons. You can’t tell me that he’s not using Eastwood to get in the door here.
    Emilio Estevez would not take the Sheen stage name because he wanted to get parts on his own merit and not because of who his father was, so he used his biological name. Scott Eastwood could have taken a stage name if he wished.
    He does want the fame. And if he did turn down 50 Shades, he ought to congratulate himself for avoiding that mess.

    • Courtney says:

      His actual last name is Reeves, and he was credited as Scott Reeves earlier in his career.

      • Kyle Randall says:

        He might not be able to use Scott Reeves as his professional name as I think there’s another actor with the same name who has been in the business and working longer. Isn’t Scott Reeves a soap opera actor, married to the actress who played Jennifer on Days of our Lives?

        But, Scott Eastwood could have picked another name I guess. I do think there are some deep seeded father issues here though given their history.

      • suziekew says:

        If he’s Sondra Locke’s son, he could use her stage name “Locke”. FYI, I thought she was a good actress back in the day when she met Clint. Clint is the epitome of a douche and furthermore I never understood the hype for him. Hope the son turns out to be a better man than his father. I am not a fan of Nicholas Sparks movies so will not be seeing this crappy movie.

  15. mar says:

    he does not sound that out of touch to me here.

  16. Grace says:

    Love this guy. I don’t know if he’s dumb or not since I haven’t read many interviews with him but he is damn hot. I hope his career takes off soon and also hope he does some indie work that really require him to act his a** off. He needs to prove himself as an actor. He already proved to me that he is nice eye candy!

  17. Lis says:

    His Dad is famous. Ppl only know his name because of his Dad. I have never even seen his face before. Don’t tell me though, he’s going to get an unfair hand up just because of who he is. Can you say entitled?

  18. Serenity says:

    I just read his interview with the LGBT magazine and he seems like a nice enough guy. Relaxed and all. I like him and I wish him all the best for his future roles!

  19. Mario says:

    He’s so full of crap