NEW YORK — In “The Longest Ride” (opening Friday), Scott Eastwood seems a healthy as a bull-riding cowboy whose hilly intrigue with an art tyro brings out his supportive side.
That wasn’t how Clint’s son reacted after auditioning for a purpose of Luke Collins, a lead in his initial large studio picture.
“I felt I’d finished horrible,” Eastwood, 29, told a Herald.
But executive George Tillman Jr. (“Soul Food”) knew improved when he watched Eastwood’s “chemistry test” with Britt Robertson (“Under a Dome”), already expel as Luke’s adore interest, Sophia, in this instrumentation of a Nicholas Sparks novel.
“Their initial date was a stage they read,” Tillman recalled. “Scott kept putting his palm up, feeling his hair, and we thought, ‘He’s got this appetite and he’s relocating all a time, and she’s only still. It’s weird, though it’s operative since he’s a longhorn supplement and not used to a lady who’s in college and intelligent.’ ”
Eastwood, who has had teenager roles in a integrate of his father’s films (including “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Gran Torino”) and David Ayer’s World War II play “Fury,” grew adult in Hawaii and lives in California.
The universe of longhorn riders, where 8 seconds on a bucking drive is deliberate a prolonged ride, was surprisingly familiar.
“I’d been to rodeos as a kid, and we was a large fan of a competition before to a film. we knew about it and some of a stars.”
The studio wouldn’t risk permitting their superstar to float an tangible bull.
“But we went behind Fox’s behind and bucked a longhorn after we had filmed. (The studio wasn’t) too happy about it, though we only didn’t wish to go around articulate about what longhorn roving was about but unequivocally bucking a bull.”
How prolonged did he last?
Eastwood grinned, “About two-and-a-half seconds.”
The up-and-coming actor has already committed to dual high-profile projects — Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” and a DC Comics’ all-star super-villain team-up “Suicide Squad.”
“My father always said, ‘Just go make a film and a rest will tumble where it lies.’ ”