“I would really like to have a good life”
LONDON (AP) – George Clooney ruled out a second career in politics on Sunday, saying he would rather have a “good life” and seek to reduce his workload.
Nonetheless, the 60-year-old actor and director got into politics during an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr. Clooney, a longtime supporter of US President Joe Biden, described America as a country still recovering from the damage done by Donald Trump.
When asked if he intended to run for office, Clooney was quick to dismiss the idea.
â€œNo, because I would really like to have a good life,â€ said Clooney, who appeared on the show to promote his new movie, â€œThe Tender Barâ€.
Clooney said he plans to take on fewer projects as long as he’s healthy and can still “play basketball and do the things I love.”
â€œI turned 60 this year and had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, like we both do, and I said we have to look at those years as happy years,â€ he said. he declared. “In 20 years I’ll be 80 and that’s a real number. It doesn’t matter how much you train, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way. “
George Clooney attends the US premiere of Hulu’s “Catch-22” at TCL Chinese Theater on May 7, 2019 in Hollywood, California., (Photo by Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic)
Clooney ignored concerns over Biden’s sagging polls, saying the president is still grappling with Trump’s legacy.
â€œIt’s like taking a battered child and thinking that everything will be fine on their first day in school,â€ Clooney said. “There’s a lot that needs to be fixed, there’s a lot of healing that needs to happen, and it’s going to take time.”
Trump remains a factor in US politics, Clooney said, adding that he hopes Americans will have “a little more common sense” than sending him back to the White House.
â€œIt’s so funny, because he was just that jerk,â€ Clooney said. â€œI knew him before he was president. He was just a guy chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d say, ‘What’s that girl’s name?’ That’s all he did. was.”