“I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It’s too late for me.”
You know that liberal Hollywood boycott about filming in Georgia because of its new fetal heartbeat anti-abortion bill?
Legendary tough guy Clint Eastwood knows all about that Hollywood boycott. Anyway, he’s filming his next movie — in Georgia.
“Now, you’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?”
The new film is called “The Battle of Richard Jewell,” about the security guard/police officer who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.
Initially, he was hailed as a life-saving hero. But relentless suggestive media coverage implicated him and turned Jewell into a suspect.
Eventually, however, another suspect was identified and captured. Jewell was completely exonerated and sued CNN, NBC and the N.Y. Post for libel. He won large financial settlements.
“It’s a very confusing era that we’re in.”
The 89-year-old Eastwood, a self-identified libertarian, has won four Oscars and four Golden Globes. He wanted to film the Jewell story at the original sites. As fans of his more than 70 movies well know, Eastwood’s character is not one to back down.
So, he’s going ahead with the filming this summer with a cast including Kathy Bates, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm and Sam Rockwell — in Georgia.
“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”
Dozens of Hollywood actors have written a letter to Georgia leaders protesting the two-month-old heartbeat bill. With some exceptions it prohibits abortions there once a baby’s heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks into the pregnancy.
Alyssa Milano, a boycott organizer, wrote the letter to Gov. Brian Kemp signed by more than 40 actors including Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Lena Dunham, Jon Cryer, Mia Farrow, Laura Dern, Ashley Judd, Rosie O’Donnell, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman.
“I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.”
The letter noted Georgia’s hospitality and the billions of dollars that filmmakers have spent there.
“We cannot in good conscience continue to recommend our industry remain in Georgia,” the letter said, “We will do everything in our power to move our industry to a safer state for women.”