Just because Barbara Walters was one of the most successful journalists of her generation, doesn’t mean it was always easy for Babs to snag a man. Walters, who’s currently retired from her day job on The View, hit the primetime talk show circuit by attending The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Surprisingly we learned a new tidbit about the woman we thought we all knew for decades.
According to Walters actor turned director Clint Eastwood broke her heart. Walters jokingly said that she had high hopes in seducing at his recent Jersey Boys premiere. Barbara revealed that back in the day she had a huge crush on Eastwood, but that it wasn’t meant to be.
Of trying to “seduce” her old crush Clint at the Jersey Boys premiere Walters joked, “I thought maybe! Maybe it’s not too late. I put on the right outfit. The false eyelashes – the whole thing.”
However, Eastwood, who’s separated from wife Dina Eastwood turned Walters down. Barbara explained to a very curious Jimmy Fallon:
“He was polite. He was courteous. What’s that expression? He was just ‘not that into me.’”
Aside from her new revelation about her crush Clint Eastwood, Barbara Walters has been in the media now more than ever since she announced her retirement. A few days after she said goodbye on The View, Barbara revealed that she would sit in the hot seat once again to interview the father of UCSB shooter Peter Rodger.
The father of the shooter, who was also a part of production on The Hunger Games, arranged a sit down interview to talk about his son who killed seven people including himself in a mass-murder in late May.
Walters was exclusively asked by Rodger to conduct the interview, considering how hot of a property Peter’s words are, we’re sure he had a few high profiled names to choose from. It sounds like Rodger chose carefully, as Walters is known for being both objective in her reporting and gets straight down to the important questions. Both qualities are key given the sensitivity of the subject.
The only other words the public has heard from Rodger was the statement given after the massacre happened. At the time the family’s lawyer said:
“The Rodger family offers their deepest compassion and sympathy to the families involved in this terrible tragedy.”
“We are experiencing the most inconceivable pain, and our hearts go out to everybody involved.”
According to the LA Times, Walters’ revealing interview with Peter Rodgers will be a part of her 20/20 show. The interview is expected to film in California in a few weeks.