Hollywood star George Clooney has shared that he turned down a $35 million offer to film a commercial after he consulted his wife Amal Clooney.
The 60-year-old actor-filmmaker revealed the job offer when he was talking with The Guardian about his upcoming directorial feature ‘The Tender Bar’ and was asked whether he is satisfied with the money he’s earned.
“Well, yeah,” he admitted.
Alluding that it’s not always money that gives him satisfaction, he added: “I was offered $35m for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal (his wife) about it and we decided it’s not worth it.”
Clooney went on explaining why he turned down the job.
“It was (associated with) a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: ‘Well, if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it,’” he said, as his wife Amal is a renowned human rights lawyer.
Clooney married Amal in 2014 and they welcomed twins, daughter Ella and son Alexander, in June 2017. In the same interview, the star talked about why he has slowed down in recent years when it comes to accepting onscreen roles.
“In general, there just aren’t that many great parts. And, look, I don’t have to act,” he said.
“My wife and I had this conversation when I turned 60 this summer. I said: ‘I can still bounce around pretty good, and we both love what we do. But we gotta make sure we don’t book ourselves silly. So, part of it is just us making sure we live our lives.”
That doesn’t mean that he’ll stop acting altogether as Clooney shared that he’s about to head to Australia to shoot ‘Ticket to Paradise’ with Julia Roberts before teaming up with Brad Pitt for another film in the summer.