Clint Eastwood appears on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show today to discuss, among other things, his Republican National Convention address involving an empty chair.
“It was an interesting reaction, actually,” Eastwood says during his visit with DeGeneres, according to an advance transcript provided by the show. “The Democrats who were watching thought I was going senile and the Republicans knew I was. It was actually, just trying to enjoy myself along the way.”
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs at 4 p.m. weekdays on WXIA.
Eastwood stars in “Trouble With the Curve,” which was filmed in and around Atlanta and which comes out Friday. The movie’s director Robert Lorenz was in Atlanta recently discussing the film and said of Eastwood’s RNC appearance, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?” Here’s a link to our interview with Lorenz.
While he was in town Eastwood visited the East Lake Golf Club and checked out jazzman Joe Gransden’s big band performance at Cafe 290 in Sandy Springs.
Although he spoke at the Republican National Convention, Eastwood identifies as a Libertarian, he told DeGeneres.
“Libertarian values: that’s what Republicans used to be when they were saving money and everything,” Eastwood says during today’s show. “Libertarian means you sort of socially leave everybody alone but you believe in fiscal responsibility and you believe ingovernment in staying out of your life.”