Emilio Estevez, son of legendary actor and long-time left-wing activist Martin Sheen, took an unexpected jab at Hollywood Friday when he stated that he is "embarrassed" by the content he sees in many of the industry's films. The actor appeared on Laura Ingraham's radio show to promote his upcoming film, "The Way," which Estevez states is a "celebration of family and faith and community and healing and our humanity."
"I go to so many films and I'm embarrassed by what I see," Estevez stated.
"And, you know, Hollywood is responsible for those themes and those messages that they're projecting out there for not only Americans to see, but the rest of the world. It's one of our last great exports, is our popular culture. And it's just that there's so much of it that is negative and anti, and this is a movie that’s not anti anything. This is all inclusive."
"And it’s, you know, there’s no CGI, there’s no explosions, there’s no vulgarity, there’s no overt sexuality. There’s a ton of humor, and none of it is raunchy. So, this movie is really a reflection of the path that I’m walking on."
Below is a synopsis of The Way:
Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life.”
Newsbusters provides the audio of the interview: