George Clooney is among the most famous faces on planet Earth, but he doesn’t necessarily wish the same for his children.
The “Catch-22” actor opened up about his parenting in a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast. “We don’t really want our kids to be targets, so we have to pay attention to that,” he said. “But, you know, we also live our lives. We don’t hide in corners.” Clooney, 58, and his wife Amal, 41, share two children: 1-year-old twins Alexander and Ella.
Speaking of “Catch-22”, Clooney shared one of the motivations that drove him from the big screen to streaming services like Hulu.
“The studios are less and less telling the kinds of stories that I like to tell,” he shared. “Mid-range or even small budget. You know, Warner Bros. isn’t going to make Good Night, and Good Luck now; they’re not going to make Michael Clayton, quite honestly, now. So [projects like those] are going to end up at Hulu or Netflix or Amazon or Apple or one of those places.”
In fact, it was a television show that introduced Clooney to the masses. His role on “E.R.” became an instant hit on NBC, generating as many as 40 million viewers on select episodes. “That’s a life-changer,” the two-time Oscar-winner admitted.
Clooney acts in and executive produces Hulu’s new miniseries, “Catch 22”. It is his first notable movie or television role since 2016’s “Money Monster”.