I like to think that when George Clooney goes to bed every night, he falls asleep to the vision of stepping off Air Force One, waving to the good people, and then Amal Clooney has to elbow him once he starts muttering “My fellow Americans” in his sleep. That may be George Clooney’s dream, but it sure as hell ain’t Julianne Moore’s.
Julianne was asked during a recent interview with The Daily Mail’s You magazine about the ongoing speculation that her friend and Suburbicon director George might one day run for office. Please don’t ask Julianne about this ever again, she just can’t bear the thought of it. Not just President George, but President Anyone-From-Hollywood.
“I can’t bear it, this idea of relating leaders with entertainment figures. What you want is a president who is experienced in government. I don’t even want to joke about movie stars being president of the US.”
Sorry, President The Rock, but it looks like you probably shouldn’t count on seeing Julianne Moore in a Can You Smell THE FUTURE t-shirt on your campaign trail.
Julianne did have some nice things to say about George Clooney the husband and dad.
“[Amal] is so lovely and you can see the difference in George’s personality, how settled he seems with her, how fondly he speaks of her. I always say it’s a great sign when someone talks about their partner a lot and he adores Amal…It’s always difficult to explain to people the tremendous joy children bring to your life, so I’m happy he’s experiencing it.”
Julianne then told a Good Guy George story about texting him at an extremely awkward time (because of the 5-hour time difference between New York and London), and she was surprised to immediately receive a text back. Saying that George is the type of person to text you back at any ungodly hour totally sounds like an accidental endorsement of future President George Clooney. If Julianne really doesn’t want to see that happen, she’s got to make him seem like he’d be shit at communicating with his constituents. “George? Oh lord, just try to get that guy on the phone. You could call and call and the most you’ll get back is a lame text three weeks later that says ‘Srry phone wuz dead.’”
Here’s Julianne Moore looking like an old money robot with 2/3 of her family at the 2017 MoMA Tribute to Julianne Moore in New York last night.