Other than them both being massive stars, what do George Clooney and Miley Cyrus have in common? Country roots and a Christmas special.
Earlier this week, George was spotted chatting with the pop star at the Met Gala in New York City, and Thursday, at his "Tomorrowland" junket in Los Angeles, George told Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez about his connection to Miley.
"I worked with Miley Cyrus," he said. "Bill Murray has a Christmas special coming out next Christmas and I ride in a sleigh with Miley Cyrus, pulled by The Rockettes, I think -- or something like that," George said.
"So I've gotten to know Miley and we have a little Kentucky history together," George continued (Clooney is from Kentucky and Miley's dad, Billy Ray, was born in Kentucky).
George said teaming up with Miley for the Bill Murray holiday project was a blast.
"She was fantastic to work with, I’m telling you like fantastic and fun and a real pro," he continued. "And Bill Murray and I had drinks a few nights ago and he was just talking about how impressed he was as an entertainer and also just as a -- just in general as a pro, how professional she was. I really liked her."
Two other celebs George and his wife, Amal Clooney, were spotted conversing with at the Met Gala were Sofia Vergara and her fiancé, "Magic Mike" star Joe Manganiello.
"That was fun," George said. "Joe's huge, man!"
"I’m 5'11 and I literally felt like… you're like, 'Oh my God. You're a giant!'" George continued (Joe is 6'5"). "He's huge and she always makes me laugh. I've seen her for years and she has the greatest sense of humor. She's fun."
In George's new film, the actor plays a curmudgeonly inventor who goes on a sci-fi adventure with Britt Robertson's character to Tomorrowland. Inside Tomorrowland, there is a lot of action and adventure, and Clooney's character definitely gets into some scrapes.
"Oh no, that's not fun," George said of the fight scenes and flying ones. "I don't enjoy all that stuff. That ticks me off, because it used to be, in my thirties, I was the guy throwing all the punches and I was the guy winning the fights, but now I'm at the age where I lose every fight -- every single fight I get punched and fall on the ground and whine.
"And it's really fun getting older and doing those," he joked. "But I really did enjoy the stuff just driving around the truck with Britt and Raffey [Cassidy] was really fun. ...Those young women were just fun and smart and really fun to hang with. I really enjoyed that."
"Tomorrowland" hits theaters on May 22, 2015.
-- Jolie Lash