One of the most controversial and apparently universally hated reality shows to come from E! seems to be Dina Eastwood's “Mrs. Eastwood & Company.” She doesn't understand why all the hate, especially since she's doing her best to keep the show “high end.”
Dina Eastwood, for those who don't know yet, is the wife of critically acclaimed actor and director Clint Eastwood who, more or less against his own will, was also dragged into reality television.
His fans would have never in a million years imagined they'd ever see him on the network that also launched the Kardashians, which explains the hatred and harsh criticism directed at Dina.
In a new interview with Hello! Magazine (story via CB
), she insists that her intention is and has always been that of keeping the show classy, especially at those times when it seemed impossible she'd be able to do so.
“I’m very aware that they are very young, so I am the gatekeeper,” she says of Clint's two daughters, Morgan and Francesca, who are also featured on the show.
Mrs. Eastwood recalls a particular occasion, when they were talking about having relations with a man and the camera crew was there to document it.
“One time I felt the show was pushing the boundaries [...] and said so. My daughter called me repressed. I’m not but I just don’t like what’s not appropriate and I very much want to keep the show high end,” she says.
In the same interview, she also explains how Clint came to be on the show, perhaps in a bid to send the message that it was never her intention to capitalize on his name, or have him involved in the project at all, for that matter.
“When we started, Clint wasn’t going to be in it at all, and the TV company was cool about that. Thank God that for most of the eight weeks we filmed he was doing a movie in Atlanta with Justin Timberlake,” Dina says.
“But he voluntarily came to a family wedding with me, in fact of course he would, but he was kind enough to be miked up for that. And he came to a dinner with all of us in the Mission Ranch in Carmel, which he owns,” she adds.
As we also reported
over the weekend, Dina wants the word at large to know that she only agreed to do the show because she wanted to promote the band Overtone, which is also featured on it.
She was never after fame or money, or attaining the same level of media exposure as the Kardashians, she claims.