Tuesday 25 September 2018

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


Amal and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of
Amal and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Tomorrowland" at AMC Downtown Disney on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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 while on my honeymoon and was told it was really important that I fly in," he said, speaking of publicising the film during the Comic-Con event last year.

"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 and Star Wars characters somehow wasn't easy to explain to my new bride. But I showed up and it was fun."

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!"

Known for his sense of humour, 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 - I think I've crossed the line. It's exciting. But I have a wife, she's a barrister, I'll be fine".

Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have often spoken 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!"

Clooney and his wife, Amal, have bought a house in Berkshire.

"It's in a little town called Sonning and we'll move in in a couple of months," he said.

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

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