Scott Eastwood isn’t one to suffer in silence. On Nov. 27, the 30-year-old actor and model took aim at the paparazzi for a photo that caught him in mid-water splash fight with a beautiful brunette on Bondi Beach — but he did it by poking fun at himself. The photo in question was one of a series that ran showing Clint Eastwood’s son cavorting through the surf and sand last Thursday (Australia doesn’t do Thanksgiving) with the mystery woman.
Most of the shots were of the pair laughing and romping about, but this one in particular caught Eastwood at a rather unfortunate moment: pretty much leering at the woman with his tongue sticking out (not his best look). Oh, also, his hand is headed right for her butt.
“Thank you Sydney paparazzi for trying to capture my playful side, but instead making me look like a total creep,” he began. “Can’t a guy have an innocent splash fight in peace?” (To be fair, that doesn’t seem like a completely unreasonable request.) “At least let me put my tongue away next time.” He hashtagged the shot with more humor, including “#creep #30s #oldguys**t #loveit.” In less than 24 hours, the snap garnered more than 115,000 likes — not that it’s hard to see why.
Later in the afternoon, Eastwood and his lady friend returned to the beach, where they were joined by a group of pals. By that point, however, she had tossed on a few more layers of clothing, so the pictures weren’t nearly as enticing for the paps. His six-pack was still on full display, though, so at least there was that.
Eastwood is currently in Australia shooting Pacific Rim: Maelstrom — and also meeting some lovely ladies, it seems. We’ll have to wait and see whether she sticks around and these two are photographed together again, but something tells us that if they are, Eastwood will make an extra effort to keep his tongue out of view.