GEORGE Clooney has revealed that his life has been transformed by marriage and kids – as he shared his happiness at being a father.
Speaking from his home in Lake Como, Italy, the actor, director and campaigner told the Hollywood Reporter that he and wife Amal were “both unrested”, but that he was “a very good diaper guy”.
“I didn’t know I would be,” he said.
After many years of being well-known as perpetually single, Clooney married renowned human rights lawyer Alamuddin in 2014.
His house, he said, is now filled with “the warm sounds of babies crying” and years of being alone “seem like a lifetime ago.”
The pair had known each other for little more than a year and did not discuss having children before getting married, but became parents to twins Alexander and Ella in June.
“The first thing you think is, ‘I hope I don’t screw this up’,” the star said of his feelings about fatherhood.
“You are really responsible for two kids. I want them to be happy. I want them to have a sense of humour. I want them to be interested in things. I want them to be compassionate about other people’s plights.”
Amal, who has represented high-profile clients including Julian Assange in her work as a human rights lawyer, described Clooney as a “great father”.
The actor, who is currently promoting his movie Suburbicon, also discussed his friendship with Barack Obama and said he hopes to invite the former president to his home in Lake Como.
Suburbicon, which is directed by Clooney, tells the story of domestic drama and racism when a black family move into a once all-white neighbourhood in 1950s USA.
Clooney said the tone of the film became darker and more urgent when Donald Trump was elected President during filming.
In recent years the actor has turned his attention to politics as well as directing movies, leading campaigns against ethnic cleansing in Sudan and speaking out against the US President’s policies and rhetoric.
But he denied suggestions that he might want to run for public office.
“I’d like to think that would make my life miserable,” he said.
“But I do think you always have to participate, in your town and your country and the world.” – news.sky.com