Emilio Estevez on Son Being His Stunt Double for New Film; 'better him than me'
Emilio Estevez discusses his new film "The Public" and what 'Emilio the director would say to Emilio the actor.' "There are moments where you're in the center of the cyclone, and you're like, 'Ok, what do I do?' Fortunately, I had my son there with me, my son Taylor. I brought him on to be my stunt double, but he ended up actually co-producing the movie and getting really involved. There is a shot of him taking a hit because as they say, 'better him than me.'" Estevez goes on to discuss why he wasn't permitted to shoot part of the film at the Los Angeles Public Library. "Finally, after two hours of begging and pleading, I say, 'Why, why won't you let me shoot here. She said, 'Well, we had another show here and they turned on the lights, and the lights got hot and the sprinklers were activated, and a bunch of books were damaged.' I said, 'Wow what at bunch of amateurs. What was that production company. She said, 'It was a show called the 'West Wing.' So, I happily took myself to Ohio."
Air Date: Apr 11, 2019