George Clooney and Brad Pitt always have a good time during awards season, trading red carpet barbs, but surprisingly, the former “Ocean’s” franchise co-stars don’t actually get to hang out as often as fans might expect.
“People think Brad and I hang out all the time, but the truth is that we see each other very rarely, maybe a couple times a year,” George told The Advocate, which released excerpts from its interview with the star on Wednesday. “I’ve had great fun spending time with my friend again over the awards season. Not only do I enjoy him as a person and respect his talent, but I also love what he does in the world. I can’t speak highly enough about how hard he works at making the world better. I’m very proud to call him my friend.”
George seemed to add a new Hollywood hunk to his friend armoire this season when, on stage at the Golden Globes, he joked about “Shame” star Michael Fassbender’s manhood, causing the Irish-based actor to grin like a Cheshire cat.
“Well, c’mon. Every guy who saw that movie was like, ‘Jesus Christ,’ at the exact same time,” George told the mag of seeing Michael’s big “Shame” nude scene.
“The Descendants” star hit the red carpet at the Oscars with leggy lady Stacy Keibler, but George told The Advocate he doesn’t mind the gay rumors.
“I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, ’These are lies!’ That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community,” George told the magazine. “I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a s***.”
One thing George will stand up for is marriage equality. He is set to take part in Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 play, “8,” soon, and he told The Advocate why he cares about the issue.
“It’s always been this albatross that stood out to me as the final leg of the civil rights movement,” George said.
“Well before Prop. 8, I’ve made the point that every time we’ve stood against equality, we’ve been on the wrong side of history,” he continued. “It’s the same kind of argument they made when they didn’t want blacks to serve in the military, or when they didn’t want blacks to marry whites. One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black. People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side. So it’s encouraging to know that this too will seem like such a silly argument to our next generation.”