Scott Eastwood would have become a fireman if he wasn't an actor.

'The Perfect Wave' star says his famous father, Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, didn't actively encourage him to have a career on screen, and if he had chosen a different career path, he would have done another job which provides new challenges on a daily basis.

He told Man of the World magazine: ''If I didn't do this, I'd be a fireman; something super-active that challenges you and is different every day.

''Some of my earliest memories are being on set with my dad. That was just work - busy people all over the place with no noticeable degree of difference between them. There wasn't some unusual quality called fame.

''Even when I eventually got camera time, I didn't get special treatment. If anything, my dad was harder on me. My father never pressured any of [his children] to go into the movie business. All he ever said was, 'Whatever you do, do your best at it.' ''

While Scott, 27, is following in his father's footsteps, he is careful not to repeat him, and is reluctant to star as a cowboy, as Clint became famous for portraying in the 60s.

He added: ''I could've done a western years ago. I read a ton of scripts. The reality is that the new westerns are s**t. I wanted to play against all that.

''There's more to me than acting. I don't let acting control me. I wouldn't know how to live an enjoyable life if I let it. F**k, it's just make believe.''