Scott Eastwood Plays Coy About 'Fast 8' Drama, Says Politics Is 'For the Birds'
It's been a big summer for heartthrob Scott Eastwood. The actor, who is in "Suicide Squad," also stars in the Oliver Stone-directed Edward Snowden biopic "Snowden," and he recently finished shooting "Fast 8."
Eastwood sat down with "Extra's" Renee Bargh to talk about his upcoming movies, playing coy about headlines regarding a rift between The Rock and Vin Diesel on the set of the latest "Fast & Furious" movie.
Eastwood did say, “I had a great time filming 'Fast & Furious 8.'” He went on, “I had a fantastic time down there. It was a little hot in Atlanta, but the people were great and everyone had a good time filming down there.”
Renee asked if there was any drama on the set, and Scott replied, “Like I said, 'I had an amazing time!'” Renee joked, “Well media-trained — I love it.”
This summer was not only a big one for Scott, but for his father Clint Eastwood, who directed the highly anticipated “Sully,” starring Tom Hanks as hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger. Eastwood shared, “One of the highlights of my career thus far was getting to do this Esquire interview with my father, do something with my father, my dad, while he's still making great films. For a father and son to get to do that together was really great.”
Clint is politically outspoken, but Scott does not share his passion. “I don't talk about politics," he said, adding that politics is "for the birds."
Along with his dad, Scott also loved working with another famed director, Stone, on “Snowden.” “The guy's a legend,” he said. “He makes some pretty good… films."
Scott said he definitely takes some precautions after seeing the security breaches that are possible, which is the subject of "Snowden." “One of the first days working with Oliver Stone, he had one of his buddies, who's an ex-NSA hacker guy, come and show us how easy it was to hack into our computer and into our bank accounts, the whole thing — get passwords, everything."