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Laura Harding

Published 11/05/2015 | 02:30

Amal and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of
Amal and George Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Tomorrowland" at AMC Downtown Disney on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in California. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Amal and George Clooney arrive with her niece Mia Alamuddin to the premiere of Disney’s new movie ‘Tomorrowland’ in Anaheim, California

George Clooney has revealed he would not let a birthday hangover stop him from riding rollercoasters with his wife Amal at the premiere of his latest movie at Disneyland.

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The Hollywood heart-throb, who turned 54 on May 6, attended the world premiere of sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, at the theme park in Anaheim, California, with his wife and her niece and said they would be taking a ride on Space Mountain while they were there.

Walking the blue carpet alone after posing for pictures with Amal, he said: "She's been here more than me. My favourite ride is Space Mountain, which we are going to go ride on today."

Asked how he had spent his first birthday as a married man, after tying the knot with the human rights lawyer last September, he said: "By drinking, unfortunately!"

Clooney plays a former boy-genius inventor in the adventure movie, teaming up with a teenage girl to travel to a place somewhere in time and space where anything is possible.

He said it was the boundless potential in the film that made it so alluring. "I loved how hopeful it was, I thought it was a hopeful film and I don't often do hopeful films so I liked it," he said.

"I am an optimist but I don't often do hopeful films.

"I think that it is a fantasy but I do love the idea that the future is up to you and there is something you can do about it."

The film features a wide array of futuristic gadgets and Clooney said he hoped he lived to enjoy a few.

"I honestly wouldn't mind a jetpack being around, if you think about the traffic you could avoid, for just getting around the 405 freeway at 4.30 on a Friday," he said.

Britt Robertson, who plays the teenager hoping to change the world, confessed she had her eye on space travel.

She said: "I would want spaceships at our disposal, I would love to just hop on over to the moon and see what is going on in the universe. I have a star in the sky so I would go and visit that, it was gift from a friend when I was 16 because I saw that movie A Walk To Remember and I wanted a star so bad."

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is released in UK cinemas on May 22.

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