Actor George Clooney during an interview said his wife, an esteemed human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney, is competent at basketball games.
In this week’s cover story of People magazine, for which he has been named as the magazine’s People of the year, George Clooney revealed that once at a basketball contest, Amal had beaten both him and the former President of America, Barack Obama.
“I’ll tell you this, “We had a free throw shooting game at our house in England with the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and she beat us all,” People magazine quoted George Clooney as saying.
Though he did not reveal how many shots Obama had made, the ‘Gravity’ actor said he recalls making 12 shots out of 20 while, “Amal Clooney made 17 free throws straight and 18 out of 20.”
The Oscar winning actor further shared with People Magazine how despite being a sportsperson all his life he gets beaten by his wife in most of the games, while he beats her “to death in Scrabble.”
“When I was younger, I won some tennis tournaments. I played a lot of sports – I still play a lot of sports, and I can actually play well. And Amal just beats the hell out of me,” People quoted Clooney as saying.
“I beat her to death in Scrabble! Everyone would think that I’d be winning in pickleball and she’d be winning in Scrabble, but no. I said to her, ‘You see, this is where we’re breaking all the stereotypes,'” he added.
The director and lead actor of upcoming Netflix film ‘Midnight Sky,’ also claimed during the interview to be the better cook, “Amal has one Lebanese tradition that she hasn’t been able to shake and that is she makes reservations for dinner. So I’m the chef,” he said.
George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. He is an Oscar winning actor, married to Amal Clooney since 2014.