Tuesday 20 February 2018

George Clooney is coming to Ireland this year but not to tour on motorbike with Bono

Cast members George Clooney and Britt Robertson pose for a portrait while promoting their upcoming movie
Cast members George Clooney and Britt Robertson pose for a portrait while promoting their upcoming movie "Tomorrowland"
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)
George Clooney and Britt Robertson attend the premiere of Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
George and Amal Clooney, coming to Ireland for holidays - and a bit of legal work
Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stephen Milton

George Clooney has a message he wants to convey loud and clear – he will not be touring Ireland on motorbike with good pal Bono. Contrary to numerous rumours.

The Oscar-winning heartthrob, who’s currently starring in Disney blockbuster Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, is fuming with reports of a road trip with the U2 frontman, saying nothing has ever been planned.

“I spoke to a reporter a while back saying I’d like to go to Ireland someday and suddenly, I’m heading there with Bono, apparently, with the two of us on motorbike going around the country,” he explained while promoting his new film in London.

“I don’t know where that come from but nothing like that was ever planned. So I want to let everyone know; I will not be visiting Ireland with Bono anytime soon. He’s on tour right now, when is he ever going to get the time?”

Gorgeous George did confirm his desire to visit later this year with wife of seven months, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Optimistically, he’s waiting for the weather to get warmer.

“I obviously want to go. I’ve family ties there and it’s some I hope to do later this year. Yea, this year would be great but I’d like to wait till it gets a little warmer maybe.”

While Clooney waits – and waits - for the mercury to rise, he’s keeping busy with flying jetpacks and alien androids in his new flick Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

Playing a grumpy hasbeen inventor, who visited the titular futuristic paradise as a boy, he’s now hardened and cynical towards the world’s current demise.

But when a plucky teenager [newcomer Brit Robertson] tracks him down, he’s forced to believe man may not be doomed altogether.

“I think that the idea that the future is pre-ordained, is pre destined, I don’t believe it,” George explains. “There’s been cycles of really bad times when you think the worlds going to end.

“I grew in up and around news. And in a time when news was as bad. The Sixties, we thought the whole world was falling apart. Assassinations, wars, civil rights movement, race riots, the women’s rights movement, everything felt like the world was going to fall apart. And then there was the Apollo mission, landing on the moon. There was the glimpse of what’s to come. And somehow, we always knew it was going to work out.

“I think you need a little perspective, you need to realise that it’s a period in time. And the message of this film, is if you chip in, if everyone gets involved and learns that their contribution can make a difference. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

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