Amal does not allow me to watch sports at home: George Clooney

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: May 12, 2015 08:48 IST

Nearly nine months after his marriage, actor George Clooney still seems to be in the honeymoon phase with his wife Amal Alamuddin. The 54-year-old kept gushing about her on several occasions while promoting his forthcoming adventure mystery film Tomorrowland.

In a conversation with tabloid Entertainment Tonight, Clooney not only praised Alamuddin's beauty and stylish look but also her level of intelligence.

"She's an amazing human being. And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humour," Clooney said.

Commenting on her being a fashion icon, he added: "It's amazing, because she's always - since the day I met her - she's always had this insanely ... it's eccentric but it's fun, sense of fashion."

The actor also told how he found the human rights lawyer “intimidating” at first. When asked what it was like when he first dated his brainy wife, the actor replied: “It’s always intimidating.”

But George said he quickly knew she was his soulmate. He explained: “I think it was about three days in I knew she was the one.

“I knew when I met her that she was super­­-extraordinary. I wondered if I would ever get a chance to date her. We were friends for a while and luckily she said, ‘yes’.”

Speaking of their home life, the actor said: “We don’t watch a lot of reality TV, that’s not knocking it. ­She makes me turn the TV off now and suggests we play music or ­something else but not watch sport.”

He said: “I'm always very proud of her when I see her speaking at the International Court of Appeals in Strasbourg, with her robe on."

Amal has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is an adviser on Syria to UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan.

The couple got married in September last year in Venice.

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