Clint looked in good spirits when he appeared alongside his stars and real life heroes from his new movie The 15:17 to Paris on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night.
The civilian trio – Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone – had never acted before. Sadler spoke about what it was like to do so not just for the first time, but with a director like Eastwood.
"The dynamic at first, he's such an icon, so you're looking for a 'Good job,' and I look over at him after my first scene and his face is really neutral, and I'm like, 'He hated it!,'" Sadler recalled. "But then I realized that his mode is to just move on and that's a good job in and of itself. The first time he told me 'Good job,' it was like a proud dad moment."
Along with Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler, The 15:17 to Paris features other passengers who were actually on the 2015 train, including Mark Moogalian, who tackled the gunman and was shot in the back. Eastwood said he was somewhat concerned about asking people to relive and recreate a potentially traumatic experience, saying, "I thought maybe it would be a bad memory or something, but it acted as a catharsis for some people, especially Mark because he got shot. He felt like it was getting rid of something."