George Clooney is about to go from a no-cares guy in his 50’s to a 55-year-old father to twin babies, and there’s a lot of prep work that needs to be done before that happens. George will need to switch out his crystal tequila glasses for some sturdy plastic cups. He might need to retrofit his favorite motorcycle with a custom-made two-baby sidecar, or – gasp! – trade it in for a double-wide stroller situation. I don’t know if George has checked any of that off his list, but one change he’s making is to the places he and Amal Clooney have graced their presence with in the past.
George, who is receiving the Honorary César award at the 42nd César Awards on Friday, recently spoke to Paris Match (via The Daily Mail) and talked about becoming a parent. George and Amal want to keep things safe for their babies, which apparently means having a self-imposed travel ban on “dangerous” places.
“We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. I won’t go to South Sudan any more or the Congo, Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she’ll avoid places where she knows she isn’t welcome. Before, I didn’t care. I would even say that there was a pretty exciting side to going where no reporter had ever been.”
Well, George is about to find out that while he can protect his babies from “danger places” or whatever, he might not be so lucky about protecting himself. Sometimes the greatest danger is right there in your own home. I’m of course talking about getting up to piss in the middle of the night and getting your foot caught in a bead maze.