Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have a history together — professionally, that is. They, however, have also developed quite a bond and respect for one another over the years and duration that they’ve worked on film projects together. Gravity was a film in which the two starred, and now Sandra and George are making the rounds to promote their latest effort, Our Brand Is Crisis.
The film stars Sandra as the female lead, although the leading role was initially intended for a male and was originally assigned to George. George produced the movie and stepped aside so his talented pal could step in and put a totally different spin on the film.
While promoting their latest movie together, George has dished on the film vet and beauty, Bullock. People relays how Clooney describes the Gravity star as being “really fun” to sit down and hash out details to make a movie with. Clooney also joked that “Sandra is boss,” while upping her age just a bit to 64, even though fans around the globe know she’s not quite there yet, and actually is 3 years Clooney’s junior, at 51 years.
Bullock also chatted about Clooney at a recent press conference for the film. People relays her perspective of Mr. Clooney, noting their friendship that has grown over the years due to working together professionally.
“It’s nice just to sort of be able to work together. You grow up, you share life experiences, you’re mellowing out, you share your new sense of self. We’re good at arguing our points of view and never feeling like it got personal.”
The pair are clearly a perfect onscreen match, seeing as they are both extremely talented, charismatic and, let’s face it, easy on the eyes. Bullock and Clooney have each had their share of the spotlight recently for personal reasons, so it’s certainly likely refreshing that attention can be paid to their craft as opposed to relationship news.
George’s wife, Amal Clooney, has seen the notable actor in the headlines for a number of reasons related to their marriage and Amal’s respected work as a human rights lawyer.
Seeing as Clooney has been attached to such a force in the world of politics and humanitarian efforts, the Daily Beast reminds that many have expected the star to step up into the political ring himself.
“After he married UN lawyer Amal Alamuddin last fall, bookies doubled the odds that he’d make his bid for the presidency any day. But despite years of whispers to the contrary, Oscar-winner George Clooney—America’s favorite twinkly-eyed gentleman movie star, Hollywood’s preeminent humanitarian—set the record straight on his political aspirations while promoting his latest politically-charged film, Our Brand Is Crisis.”
Clooney responded to questions in regards to a possible bid for presidency while at a press conference for his latest film. As the publication notes, he certainly “set the record straight,” noting that it would not be any way to live.
“I’ve been asked that for almost 20 years now and the answer is just, no. Who would ever want to live like that?”
In addition to his ties to Amal, Clooney has also been involved in humanitarian efforts himself, which also had onlookers begging the question as to whether presidency, or any sort of political position, would be his next step. George went on to chat about more reasons for not wanting to take on a political role, sharing that he has many affiliates who have taken on a role in politics and feels that it’s not an appealing lifestyle.
“I’m friends with a lot of those guys and I just think it’s hell. I commend people who go into public service because it’s such a horrible way to get elected, it’s such a horrible time while you’re in office, it’s more polarized now than arguably since the Civil War in many ways, and I think people will argue over things that they believed in 6 years ago or 8 years ago because it’s not their guy saying it.”
Clearly, George is set on sticking to film and continuing his ongoing humanitarian efforts without the badge of politician to go with Hollywood heartthrob.
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