Legendary actor Clint Eastwood made headlines at the end of August at the RNC by talking to an empty chair. The speech was both praised and panned by critics on both sides of the aisle.
Eastwood recently sat down with Extra and discussed his new movie ‘Trouble with the Curve,’ as well as his talked-about speech.
When asked if he would do it again, Eastwood didn’t hesitate.
“I never look backward,” Eastwood said. “It’s done and it’s done. I probably would, I wouldn’t be afraid of it.”
When pressed about the reactions and criticisms, Eastwood was blunt.
“I figure if somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get,” Eastwood said.” People loved it or hated it and that’s fine.”
Eastwood said he has nothing against President Obama and really liked the atmosphere right after he was elected, but he said the country needs a new leader to fix the economic problems. He said he feels Mitt Romney would be able to do that.
Eastwood recently told Ellen DeGeneres that he supports gay marriage.
“The condition of society right now, with the high unemployment rates and the tremendous debt we’re increasing and the government spending, we’d think there’d be more to think about than worrying about gay marriage,” he said.