In a recent interview, George Clooney said that he and his wife Amal tried to teach Italian to his twins, Alexander and Ella, who are now five years old, which was a serious mistake in their parenting.
The 61-year-old actor and his 44-year-old wife promoted their new awards event, the first Albie Awards presented by the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
The actor said that they didn’t understand how big of a mistake it would be to teach their children Italian.
“We made a terrible mistake.” Although we spoke to them in Italian while instructing them, neither George Clooney nor I can speak it.
Clooney acknowledged that they also speak French and said, “We’ve given them a language they can damage us with, and we don’t really know what they’re saying.”
The actor said that English is his second language and that he is from Kentucky, while Amal claimed that their son Alexander has inherited his father’s sense of humor.
“Our son is a real problem these days. “Now that he’s learnt all of these things from you,” Amal said, “he’s playing pranks on his father.”
Despite the fact that he doesn’t seem very thrilled by the idea that his father formerly played the Caped Crusader, George also said that Alexander’s favorite superhero is Batman.
Clooney tried to take advantage of his role as Batman in the 1997 film Batman and Robin by saying, “I said, “You know, I was Batman,” and he replies, “Yeah, but not anymore,” adding, “If only he knew how true that was.”
Clooney visited Los Angeles earlier this month for the opening of the Roybal School of Film and Television Production Magnet in the heart of the city. He spoke at the occasion and made jokes about his twins while he was there.
George Clooney joked that his 5-year-old twin children, Ella and Alexander, are already smarter than him when asked how he would feel about them pursuing careers in the entertainment world.
They are free to do what they choose. Clooney cracked a funny joke when he said, “My assumption is that they’re a little brighter than me, therefore, they’ll probably do something else- they already speak three languages, whereas I’m still working on English.”
He also discussed the inaugural Albie Awards given by Meryl Streep, Michelle Obama, Oscar Isaac, and Dua Lipa on behalf of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
Amal, who referred to South African lawyer and activist Albie Sachs as a “human rights champion,” disclosed that the prizes bear his name. The honors, according to King, “shed light on those who are dedicating their lives to justice at significant personal danger to themselves.”
Amal stated, “He was the first choice that came to mind and we couldn’t think of anybody better. He was the person we wanted to get the Lifetime Achievement Award and who we wanted to name the entire program after.”