Oscar-winner George Clooney and his wife, international human-rights attorney Amal Alamuddin Clooney, will be taking greater care in their travels now that the couple is expecting twins.
“We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger,” Clooney, 55, told the magazine Paris Match in an interview, translated from French. “I won’t go to South Sudan anymore or the Congo,” said the actor-filmmaker, who has long been active in humanitarian causes and whose Satellite Sentinel Project has helped to document war atrocities, profiteering and other human-rights violations in those and other countries. “Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she’ll avoid places where she knows she is not welcome,” he added. “Before, I didn’t care. I would even say that there was a pretty exciting side to going where no reporter had ever been.”
In the interview, conducted at the couple’s home in the English village of Sonning, an hour away from London, Clooney admitted some nervousness about impending fatherhood. “How can we not be anxious about this immense responsibility?” he asked. “To give birth to a child in this world — and two, even! We’re very happy . . . but also a bit nervous. It’s normal.”
He added, “I don’t know where this rumor comes from that we’re going to have a boy and a girl. We ourselves don’t know yet and don’t want to know.”
Clooney, who married Amal Clooney, 39, in a lavish Venice, Italy, ceremony in September 2014, told the magazine, “We have the chance to live between three countries: Italy, America and England,” where they have homes. “But as soon as the children go to school, we’ll need to choose where to settle. In the meantime, we’ll continue to move according to our respective schedules. People think we’re never together, but we haven’t been separated for more than a week.”