So, to get to be on the side where you actually can at least pretend to have skill, it was empowering. Eastwood, what’s kept you passionate about your career, over the years?What gets you excited to go to work with new generations of talent, year after year?
Eastwood, what is your relationship with aging, and what do you see as the pros and cons? Actually, aging can be a fun process, to some degree. That was really a great challenge because I felt really exposed and vulnerable, playing someone who was so similar to myself, but at the same time, it was a great opportunity to explore a father and daughter relationship. Rob was making noises about wanting to direct, for some years now.She doesn’t run with her hands floating out, and she winds up and throws the ball, so she’s obviously got a little bit of tomboy attitude, somewhere in her life, and it pays off in this role.Otherwise, you’d have to do it by some trickery, and have a double come in and throw the ball, and then cut to a close-up. Because they’re going to invest in a kid who’s maybe 17 or 18 years old, and they’re going to offer him a tremendous amount of money to go with their team, they have to really vet them, all the way down the line.What I thought was great about this character is that, through his humor, hopefully, he became this bridge or thread between the two of them. The triangle that is Clint’s character, Amy’s character and my character is interesting.I actually saw him as a really good guy, which I don’t think I’ve gotten to play yet. You have a daughter who’s longing for a relationship with her father, and who watches this guy come in that she’s never even met or heard of, have a better father-son relationship with her dad than she has a father-daughter relationship. We met out at events and stuff, but I wouldn’t say I knew Justin until we worked together. It’s interesting because Amy is elite, in this craft. She talked about playing someone that’s close to her, but I really think she’s so amazing at finding so much of herself in every character that she embodies.