In a new piece by The Hollywood Reporter, it seems George Clooney is finally settling into his bizarre, consequential life as a geopolitical intermediary: longstanding humanitarian commitments on Darfur and his marriage to superstar human rights lawyer Amal Clooney have placed him in a pretty unique space, and one that isn’t often occupied by a former Batman.
It turns out having a chill relationship with former US President Barack Obama is also part of that whole deal, but a candid Clooney has revealed that it’s not all politics with the former POTUS. There’s banter. A lot of banter.
After recounting a gritty hoops session with the former baller-in-chief (“I shot the lights out that day,” Clooney said), the actor revealed an orphaned snippet of a received text from Obama: “What a jerk!”
The jerk in question is left unnamed, but when pressed on whether he ever pushed the envelope with a man famed for being calm and collected, Clooney admitted that he’s been “a little bit” provocative in the past.
“Not [Anthony] Scaramucci-racy, but… you know, I have over the years with my friends said a lot of really [outrageous things],” Clooney said.
That’s when Clooney revealed his lewd chats extend to Hollywood powerbrokers, and not just real-life authority figures. Well, unless you classify Sacha Baron Cohen’s General Aladeen as a bona fide leader, that is.
“I’ve had an email exchange with Sacha Baron Cohen that’s some of the filthiest stuff, honestly,” Clooney said.
“Amal will be on the chain and she’ll be upstairs and I’ll hear her scream, ‘No!’ because it’s just foul, and you think, ‘Well, that would probably not be great if it came out.’ “
Just imagine the kind of shit that would freak out Amal Clooney, who has defended Julian Assange in court. George, you dog.
For what it’s worth, the piece also delves into Clooney’s real-deal support for the Black Lives Matter movement, his new baby twins, and his musings on that massive payday he’s expecting from the sale of his sake in a tequila company. It’s definitely deserving of your attention, and you can wrap your eyes around it – but not his secret group chats – right HERE.