SOURCE: Professional Bull Riders (PBR)

Professional Bull Riders (PBR)

April 09, 2015 16:27 ET

VIDEO: Scott Eastwood of the Longest Ride Rides Professional Bull Riders' Bull Terminator

PUEBLO, CO--(Marketwired - April 09, 2015) - Scott Eastwood, star of 20th Century Fox's film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel "The Longest Ride," found out what it is really like to be a bull rider when he attempted to ride Professional Bull Riders (PBR) bull Terminator at PBR stock contractor Troy Brown's ranch in Moorpark, California, this past February.

Eastwood, the 29-year-old son of Clint Eastwood, trained for months to take on the role of Luke Collins, a fictitious bull rider making his way up the PBR rankings, in "The Longest Ride." Scott sought out the help of Brown, who also works as a stunt coordinator for "NCIS: Los Angeles," to learn the ins and outs of being a PBR bull rider.

A slew of current and former PBR stars, such as Josh Faircloth, Jerome Davis and two-time World Champion Justin McBride, also helped Eastwood learn how to come across as an authentic bull rider throughout the filming process for "The Longest Ride."

Eastwood participated in every scene involving the bulls, except those when the chute gate was thrown open.

However, having a stunt double was not satisfying enough for him. Eastwood wanted to actually ride a bull.

When filming was complete and the movie was in the can, Eastwood got his wish and returned to Brown's ranch to take on Terminator.

"I was definitely nervous, but it's good to be scared," Eastwood said. "It was a riot, though. I see why those guys do that. It's awesome. If it was possible for me to have any more respect for those guys than I had before I tried to ride, I definitely do."

Here is a clip of the ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWyLrLZrz5w&feature=youtu.be

Eastwood lasted about 2.5 seconds on Terminator. A qualified ride in the Professional Bull Riders is 8.0 seconds.

The PBR served as technical advisors to 20th Century Fox to produce all of the bull riding scenes in the "The Longest Ride," which opens in theatres on Friday, April 10.

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS: The premier bull riding organization in the world began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division, have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time World Champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest bull rider in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in earnings. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

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