In an exclusive clip from the actor’s upcoming appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, Clooney breaks down some of his earliest attempts to win over her heart.
Explaining that Amal, 40, works as a human rights lawyer, Clooney, 56, said he used to write her letters as his dog, Einstein. “I would write letters from Einstein to her saying, ‘I’m being held hostage and I need a lawyer to get me out of the room,'” he told Letterman with a laugh.
Later, Clooney said he tried to impress Amal by inviting her to a historic recording studio in her adopted hometown of London, England.
“I went to London to score a movie at Abbey Road, which is a pretty cool thing, you’ve got a 150-piece orchestra and I thought, ‘If you’re ever going to impress somebody,'” he explained.
“I said, ‘You should come to Abbey Road.’ And Amal’s like, ‘I’m at the Muslim Brotherhood right now but I’ll come over right after,'” he said, referencing the Islamist organization, which has faced criticism for alleged ties to terrorism.
“So she left this meeting where she was trying to hold the Muslim Brotherhood to account for something and we’re here just doing a dumb movie score,” Clooney said with a laugh.
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“I was like, ‘Yeah, this is really important stuff we’re working on here.'”
The new parents recently celebrated Amal’s 40th birthday with a quick trip to Big Sur. The two were seen flying out of L.A. on Saturday, the day of her birthday, and returning around the same time the next day.
It marked Amal’s first birthday since welcoming twins Ella and Alexander last June. The 8-month-old twins arrived just a few months shy of the couple’s third wedding anniversary in September.
Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman with George Clooney streams Friday, Feb 9 on Netflix.