George Clooney’s New Role: Pandemic Parent
From cutting hair to doing laundry, George Clooney adapted to hands-on parenting during the pandemic. The Ocean’s Eleven actor has previously shared that because his 3-year-old child Alexander has asthma, the family has been staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Yahoo! reports.
Clooney has turned himself into a jack of all trades while taking up new pandemic hobbies, which he discussed in a recent interview for W Magazine’s annual Best Performances issue.
“I’ll tell you what I’ve taken on as a hobby: two or three loads of laundry a day, dishes all f—– day, because these kids are all slobs.” He says laughing, “Apparently, you have to wash your children every once in a while.”
The 59-year-old cuts his own hair and his son’s hair; that may sound shocking, but he claims that he has always cut his own hair due to it having “straw”-like characteristics. The way he cuts their hair is with a Flowbee, an electrically powered vacuum cleaner attachment made for cutting hair that was advertised on late-night television in the ‘70s. The hair is vacuumed up from the suction attachment, into trimmers that pull your hair up to cut it.
That being said, Clooney is forbidden from giving his daughter, Ella, an at-home haircut, saying, “I’d get in trouble if I did. If I screw up my son’s hair, he’ll grow out of it. But my wife would kill me if I touched my daughter’s hair.”
In an interview with People, Clooney has been enjoying watching twins Ella and Alexander develop distinct personalities. He says, “You learn so much with twins because you’re raising them both at the same time, born the same day, but you realize how little it has to do with you. They were the person they were going to be when they were born. Now all your hope is to just kind of guide them along in the right direction.”
George Clooney’s directed, coproduced, and starred in his latest movie The Midnight Sky, a dystopian space thriller. He didn’t anticipate that it would be released straight to Netflix; the streaming service released the film last December. He plays a lone scientist in the Arctic who races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. In relevance to the pandemic, he described the film as “our inability to be home and hug the people we love.”