In an interview on Sunday with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, actor/activist George Clooney came to his senses for once and ruled out pursuing a second career in politics, saying he would rather have a “nice life.”
Asked whether he had any intentions of running for office, Clooney replied wisely, “No, because I would actually like to have a nice life.” He added that he planned to take on fewer projects while he can still “play basketball and do the things I love.’’
“I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years,” he said. “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, 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.”
That didn’t stop leftist Clooney from offering up political opinions in the interview, including describing America as a country still recovering from damage caused by former President Donald Trump. “There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and its going to take time,” Clooney said.
Clooney added that he hopes Americans have “a little better sense” than to return Trump to the White House. “It’s so funny, because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was.”
But then he became a President who, unlike the radicals Clooney supports, cared about making American great again.