George Clooney ‘saved me from loneliness’

Julia Roberts was fortunate to be caught in a pandemic bubble with the Clooneys. 

The 54-year-old actress is opening up about how George Clooney, 61, and his household “saved” her in the course of the pandemic. 

The pair had been filming their upcoming rom-com “Ticket to Paradise” in Australia and quarantined shut to one another, with Roberts in a house by herself and Clooney, his spouse Amal and their children in a rental close by. 

“We began in Hamilton Island, with all these wild birds, and Julia had the home down just under Amal and me and the youngsters,” Clooney stated in an interview with the New York Times. “I’d come out within the early mornings and be like, ‘Caa-caa,’ and Julia would come out and be like, ‘Caa-caa.’ After which we’d carry her down a cup of espresso. She was Aunt Juju to my children.”

However the longtime pals turned household to one another in additional methods than early get up calls and occasional runs.

“The Clooneys saved me from full loneliness and despair,” Roberts shared. “We had been in a bubble, and it’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my household. I don’t assume I’ve spent that a lot time on my own since I used to be 25.”

When her husband, Danny Moder, and youngsters did come go to, they needed to fly to Australia and quarantine for 2 weeks by themselves earlier than the household might absolutely reunite. 

The “Fairly Girl” star shared that their preliminary quarantine in Australia made them “sort of go just a little bit cuckoo.”

“I bear in mind proper round Day 11, I used to be like, ‘Who am I? The place am I? What is that this room that I by no means depart?’ It’s a humorous factor. I hadn’t actually anticipated all that,” she stated.

“That’s why they invented alcohol,” Clooney quipped in response.

The movie follows a divorced couple who journey to Bali collectively to cease their daughter from making the identical mistake they as soon as made. 

“Now we have a friendship that individuals are conscious of, and we’re going into it as this divorced couple. Half of America in all probability thinks we are divorced, so we’ve that going for us,” Roberts stated.

“Ticket to Paradise” is in theaters Oct. 21.

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