Nepotism Reality TV - where are you Daniel Craig?
Francesca Eastwood is the daughter of Clint Eastwood and his ex-wife Frances Fisher. She is 18. She wants to be an actress. Oh the times. Oh our times. Clint Eastwood can’t get his daughter an acting gig... but he can get her a reality tv show. And so here we are.
TMZ is reporting that Clint’s wife Dina, their daughter Morgan, and Francesca are shooting a reality show for E!, the same network that broadcasts that Kardashian business. Clint is not expected to be a regular “character” (that’s actually how they refer to cast members) but will appear a couple of times, briefly.
You know, Clint works with proper celebrity, legitimate stars: the Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon. And those stars, they complain about pap presence and tabloid intrusion all the time. Well, who do you think feeds that sh-t? Reality stars came along and took an existing Celebrity Famewhoring Formula and put it on steroids. Aaaaaand...now Clint Eastwood is pretty much endorsing it.
See how they both exist, the Movie Star and the Reality Star, in the same ecosystem? In this case, the Movie Star will be SUPPORTING the reality star. I wrote about this a few weeks ago in reference to Daniel Craig whinging about the downside of fame and the Kardashians showing their placentas. GREAT. Come Bond, let me hear you stick it to Clint Eastwood now. Or do you keep stay away from that, out of respect?
Because you don’t piss off Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood is a power player. Those are the rules of the game.
Daniel Craig is an active member of the Hollywood ecosystem. That ecosystem is governed by a set of standards. In choosing to work in this industry, in CHOOSING to make the kinds of movies he makes - and they are almost ALL studio movies - he is a tacit participant in the field who benefits from its advantages (and they are plenty) and should be content to shut up and eat it now and again if he has to deal with a question about his marriage. Enough with the complaining.
Attached - Francesca Eastwood at the premiere of J Edgar in November. At any point, do you think she made a play for Leo?