It was date night for George Clooney and wife Amal at the premiere of his new Hulu show “Catch-22.”
“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with the star, who opened up about sharing his birthday with the royal baby, rumors he might be the Prince’s god father, and his twins Ella and Alexander.
Clooney turned 58 Monday. How does it feel? “Yeah, it feels like yesterday I was 57,” he joked, adding, “Not great. Listen, none of it's great. It's all a tragedy.”
What about sharing his birthday with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor?
“It's kind of irritating, if you think about it,” Clooney said. “'Cause I've already had to split it with Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud, and now this comes in. I'm moving down the line very quickly.”
He also set the record straight on rumors he and Amal are the royal baby’s godparents, saying, “Everybody loves their rumors. It's not true. You don't want me to be a godparent of anybody. I'm barely a parent at this point. It's frightening.”
George and Amal are getting ready to celebrate their twins’ birthday. “Two in a month. They're good. Now, because they're twins they go in that direction,” he said, pointing in opposite directions. “When I'm left alone with them it's a nightmare.”
As for his birthday present, one thing he did not get was a motorcycle after his accident in July. “I'm off for good," he confirmed. "[Amal] didn't ban me. Listen, I hit a guy at 70 miles an hour and in any other sort of world I wouldn't have made it. I was very lucky. I got 40 good years in on riding.”
So what did Amal get him? George gushed over her work as a human rights attorney, saying, “My wife, literally for a year, worked with this incredible lawyer and all of Reuters… to get the two Reuters journalists out of prison in Myanmar, and last night they walked out.”
George’s gift to fans is his return to TV in the dark comedy “Catch-22.” Clooney is an executive producer and stars as a lieutenant in the six-part limited series on Hulu.
The show is based on Joseph Heller’s novel by the same name, and follows a bombardier named Yossarian and his US air squadron in Italy in World War II. Yossarian and his friends begin to realize that bureaucracy might be the real enemy.
Fans are already watching Clooney on Hulu thanks to “ER.”
He said, “It's funny. They're running reruns of ‘ER’ on Hulu… and somebody's like… 'That's you on ‘ER’? You don't look so good up close. I was like... ‘Hey, listen, you little s**t!’”
He is also gearing up for a Netflix series! “We're doing a thing on Watergate," he said, "an eight-episode piece on Watergate… I didn't care about the medium. I just like the work.”
“Catch-22” premieres on Hulu May 17.