Paving the Way
By Corine Gatti
When I talked to Emilio Estevez I didn’t anticipate that the rugged star of Young Guns and the director/writer of The Way grew his own organic food, kept bees or operated a vineyard-the Casa Dumetz. Maybe it’s not a surprise as the father of two is known as a blue-collar worker who stays out of the tabloids.
There wasn’t much Hollywood about the 49-year-old, who fled to his vineyard in Malibu to find solitude away to write a majority of the picture's script at Casa Dumetz. He’s a guy that would buy you a beer at a local joint and enjoy a deep laugh with you. In fact he made me chuckle a few times-no beer though.
"We’re going to make ourselves accessible because we believe in the film,” Estevez said about an upcoming bus tour to promote the film. “We believe in the message of the film and I think it would be hypocritical to do a movie about what we think is a working class, working man and woman film and not take the movie to the people. There’s a hell of a lot going on out there in places like Omaha and St. Louis and Phoenix, places we’re going to stop at the normally don’t get the stops. We’re going in and we’re looking to raise some hell.”
Watch behind the scenes footage of Martin and Emilio at the end of the gallery.