I did receive an all expenses paid trip to the #Tomorrowlandevent press junket, but all George fan girling is my own
I think the title pretty much says it all. George Clooney is so amazing that one post just wasn’t enough. If you missed the first George Clooney Tomorrowland interview, make sure to check it out here! Did I mention that George is funny, down to Earth, my favoritest interview ever, and well of course you know, handsome!? That’s why I just had to write another interview post about him. Ok, all fan girling aside we wanted to share with you all the fun stuff from his interview, but there were too many spoiler alerts. That’s why I bring you George Clooney part deux.
Warning, if you haven’t seen Tomorrowland yet don’t read ahead. Go read the Tomorrowland Movie review, go see Tomorrowland in theaters, THEN come back for a double dose of George. QI orders! Now if you are awesome and have seen the movie, go ahead and read on!
Remember when I told you that I asked what his favorite memory was from filming Tomorrowland, well he shared this little nugget with us,
I don’t remember much of [the filming] I was drunk most of the time. The most fun we had was the driving sequences, believe it or not, because we’re being towed but Raffey is driving and, I keep having to teach her you’ve got to keep looking at the road. It was just old fashioned,three people sitting in a truck for five days, arguing and doing fun stuff.
Also it was fun shoving all the packs of powder down their throat because we must have done 30 takes, and every time I go, here you go. And she’d be like not the whole pack. And I was like yeah, so much sugar on it.
That’s how George’s whole interview was. He was always making and cracking jokes about himself, about his co-stars, and about life in general. Interviewing George Clooney was more like hanging at the bar with a pal that just happens to be famous and gorgeous. He was entertaining and yet at the same time not just another pretty face. There is so much depth to him beyond his life as an actor. It was really an amazing interview.
Sometimes actors have to act hard scenes, and us the none acting kinda folk wondered if any scenes were especially emotional for him. He shared,
I find, movies in general you aren’t emotionally involved in them but, it’s not really something honestly terrible has happened. There was a tricky scene, in this moment where I have to let, Raffey’s character go, the robot go, and we’d shot it once and she kind of clicks out, but her eyes are open still and we drop her out. It literally feels like I’m murdering her. It really does. It was odd. It’s so disturbing and it was really awful, so we went back and re-did it where she sort of completely goes out, because otherwise it really felt horrible.
Even through hard scenes like that George seemed to have a lot of fun filming Tomorrowland, we wanted to know what he thought about acting with such young up and coming co-stars like Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy. He jested,
I didn’t like them. I’ll say that… Now, we can say nice things now, but the truth is I don’t care for them. Well, first of all, Britt is fantastic and her career is just at the very beginning and is going to be really fun.
Raffey is spectacular and she was just 12 at the time, and way too talented for her age, and sweet and funny. Ah, it is also a fun part for me because if you’d seen me speaking to a 12 year old the way I speak to her at the grocery store, you’d call child services. I’m like who gets to yell at a 12 year old. I mean yeah, teachers do. But in the movies it’s, it’s so much fun because, you know, she’s not really a 12 year old.
We’re a little family of three, but [Raffey’s] the adult, driving the car and and Britt and I are the two kids, arguing and bickering all the time.They were fantastic, and they were really sweet and I think they’re having a really fun time with this.
.You know when I work with younger actors, I always have to try to remind them that, this is the fun kind of job that most people don’t get to do. And if you get to be an actor and work, and somebody pays you for it, you’ve caught the brass ring, and it’s just fun.
Did I mention this was one of my favorite interviews of all time?! I wish I could’ve brought each and every one of you to that interview with me, but hopefully you got a good enough picture of the whole package that is George Clooney. Such a great, fun interview with a little bit of serious with a whole lot of fun.
Now if you want to see even more George, make sure to see Tomorrowland, which is out in theaters now. It’s a great family friendly movie, and personally I am taking my kids again this week so they can check it out too! For now, check out this trailer!
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