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Sunday 11 December 2016

I cut honeymoon short over sci-fi fair, says George

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George Clooney has revealed he had to leave his honeymoon early - to spend time with people "dressed up like Captain Kirk and Star Wars characters".

He divulged this and other snippets on The Graham Norton Show while promoting his new movie, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

"I got the call on my honeymoon and was told it was really important," he said.

"First, I had to explain to my wife, which didn't play well. And then, the whole idea of spending part of your honeymoon with people dressed up like Captain Kirk somehow wasn't easy to explain to my new bride. But I it was fun."

bitter

Clooney plays inventor Frank Walker in Tomorrowland.

"The director sent me the script and said a part had been written for me," he said. "I read the description and it said, '50-year-old bitter has-been', and I thought, that's so nice. Thank you very much!"

Clooney said he is working on a prank that "I can't tell you about, but in a year you'll hear I've been arrested. It's exciting. But I have a wife, she's a barrister."

Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon often speak of the pranks they play on each other.

"When we were filming The Monuments Men, Matt was trying to lose a few pounds and was only eating salad," said Clooney.

"I had the wardrobe girl take in his costume by a quarter-inch each day. He was then just eating a grape and saying, 'I don't understand, I'm getting fatter'. I did that for three weeks!"

The Graham Norton Show is on BBC1 at 10.35pm tomorrow.

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