George Clooney talks pandemic parenting: 'These kids are all slobs'
Amal and George Clooney were parents to twins in 2017. (Photo: Karwai Tang / WireImage)
Movie star. Director. Father. Hairdresser for toddlers?
In a new interview for W's Best Performances issue, George Clooney addresses the question of how to empathize with practical parenting during the pandemic. Clooney and his wife, human rights attorney Amal Clooney, welcomed twins Ella and Alexander in June 2017. The actor previously shared that the family stayed home because of the coronavirus pandemic because 3-year-old Alexander has asthma.
"I'll tell you what I've taken on as a hobby: two or three loads of laundry a day, dishes all day because these kids are all slobs," laughed W writer Lynn zu Hirschberg when asked how he spends his downtime. "Apparently you have to wash your kids every now and then."
The 59-year-old added that he is responsible for cutting Alexander's hair - but Ella's is banned.
"I cut [my son's] hair, and I cut my own hair too, but I always cut my own hair," Clooney told the magazine. "My hair is like straw. I didn't cut my daughter's hair. If I did, I'd get in trouble. My daughter looks beautiful - her hair is very long. If I mess my son's hair, he'll grow out. But." my wife would kill me if I touched my daughter's hair. "
Clooney is one of the nine cover stars that grace W's Best Performances issue. (Photo: Jürgen Teller / W)
Clooney uses a flowbee, a staple for nighttime infomercials, to cut.
"It has a little suction and then it has these trimmers so it pulls your hair up and you cut it," he shared. "It's hooked up to its own little vacuum cleaner ... it's not scary at all."
The Midnight Sky star recently spoke to AARP The Magazine about his efforts to make his twins feel normal.
"I didn't want any strange names for our children," he told the point of sale. “You will have enough trouble. It's hard to be the son of someone famous and successful.
"Paul Newman's son killed himself," he added. "Gregory Peck's son killed himself. Bing Crosby had two sons killed. I have an advantage because I'm so much older that if my son feels competitive, I'll literally gum bread."
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