Clint Eastwood may have directed some rather serious films (J.Edgar, Million Dollar Baby), but that apparently hasn’t kept him from enjoying the cuter side of life. I might even go so far as to say he needs to enjoy the cuter side of life, so as to balance out the angst all those heavy themes no doubt cause him. According to a certain anonymous source, Clint has grown fond of a squirrel that lives near his Los Angeles office, even going so far as to leave the door open so that “Lola” (which is what he has named it) can visit whenever she likes.
“Clint leaves the front door open whenever he’s inside working so Lola can come and go,” the source told Contact Music. “He gets a kick out of watching her and always keeps a bag of shelled peanuts on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in case she gets hungry. Clint would be so upset if Lola disappeared. He enjoys her company.”
Normally I’d dismiss something like this as obviously false, but it’s so random and innocuous that I kind of suspect it’s true, because who would think to make something like that up? Or maybe Eastwood himself has decided to spread this bit of gossip so as to create a kinder, gentler, more well-rounded image of himself in the public eye. Who knows?