Friday, May 18, 2012
By Julie Wiegan
In the new reality series, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, introduces viewers to the extended family that includes Dina, wife of legendary Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood, daughters Francesca (18) and Morgan (15), and Overtone, the six member male vocal group from South Africa managed by Dina.
A California native and former news anchor who was assigned an interview with Clint Eastwood in 1993. Three years later the couple married. While in South Africa with Clint three years ago, she discovered Overtone and relocated them to Carmel, CA and has been acting as their mentor, mother and manager ever since.
Opinionated and artistic, Francesca is the daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher, though she also calls Dina “Mom.” A bit of a ‘free spirit,’ Francesca is in a serious relationship with her 29-year old boyfriend, famed photographer Tyler Shields. She is his muse, he is her passion. Deeply in love, the couple has been together since 2011 and as a result, Francesca’s world and her relationships are changing.
The high school student is compassionate and has a heart of gold. She loves her mother very much, but is at that age where mothers and daughters don’t always see eye to eye and she is constantly surrounded by her group of close friends. Occasionally embarrassed by Dina’s behavior, Morgan is experiencing watershed moments of her adolescence from learning how to drive to finding her own voice. Watching Francesca become an adult and being surrounded by the older boys in “Overtone,” Morgan is now on the brink of womanhood.
Comprised of six sexy young men – Emile Welman, Eduard Leonard, Tino Ponsonby, Ernie Bates, Riaan Weyers and Shane Smith – “Overtone” is one of the most popular acts in South Africa and has performed with A-list musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae and One Republic. Emile is tall, dark and handsome and is the front-man of the group. He and Francesca have a distant history of flirtation… though no one knows the real story. Tino is recently engaged and his charismatic, yet ornery, behavior sometimes causes tension within the group; Eduard is the heart and soul of the group, sweet and sensitive; Ernie can play almost any instrument and has been making music since childhood; Riaan is the “animal-whisperer” of the group – he can woo almost any creature- four legged or two legged; Shane is the crew’s self-described “ladies man.”
Catch the series premiere of Mrs. Eastwood & Company this Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10pm EST only on E!