“No honey, wind is not caused by too many people sneezing at the same time” is a conversation that Amal Clooney may or may not be having with her husband in the picture above. When George Clooney married smart human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin back in 2014, he should have called up The Learning Annex and asked if they offered any night school classes in communicating with your smart human rights lawyer wife.
George recently admitted to Esquire that he’s not sure how to make speak with much smarter wife
“Oftentimes, I feel like an idiot talking to my own wife.”
Obviously we’re only getting George’s side of things. So who even knows if Amal cares that her husband’s face throws up a million question marks as tells him about her latest business trip to The Hague? Maybe she doesn’t give a shit because he’s rich and famous and looks like The Heart Family’s sexy grandpa. I mean, listening to George talk about how he got to wear a gladiator costume at work can’t be that bad, right? I guess we’ll have to wait and see if she writes an op-ed titled “My Husband Is An Idiot” for next month’s issue of Condescending Chuckle.
Speaking of getting paid to dress up, George also talked about retiring from acting. George told the BBC last month that he didn’t want to watch himself turn into a salt-and-pepper prune on screen, his solution for which was to start directing more instead. But George wants you to know he’s not hanging up his handsome face just yet; he’s going to keep acting, but he’s not exactly chasing those leading-man parts anymore.
“Somebody said, ‘What are you doing in 10 years?’ And I said, ‘Well, I don’t think anybody really wants to see anybody age.’ But humor doesn’t make it in print. The reality is what I was talking about was the kind of parts that I was doing I’m not going to be doing anymore. Paul Newman did it best. He was a movie star, he was a leading man, and then he was like, Now I’m a character actor…There are actors you’ll see that try to hold on to this leading-man status long past the due date.”
The rest of George’s interview is a little on the long-side, so you can read the whole thing here. As for that comment above. I wonder who “these actors” who are clinging desperately to leading-man status are? That’s got to be subtle shade at Slimer’s appearance in the new Ghostbusters movie, right? It’s been 32 years, Slimer. You’re too old to be chasing those young see-through ghost hos.
Here’s George proving he can totally do the character actor thing in Esquire.