Amal Clooney Jokes You and Meryl Streep are each married to George Clooney
Don’t be afraid: there is plenty of George Clooney to walk around.
Meryl Streep introduced Amal Clooney during the online ceremony for the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards on Thursday, November 19th. Amal, whose work as a human rights lawyer and activist earned her this year’s Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, joked about her celebrity husband when she thanked Meryl for the kind words.
“You are an inspiration as a woman, as an artist, as an advocate of press freedom,” said Amal Meryl in her virtual acceptance speech. “I know I can never hope to win the number of awards you’ve won, but it strikes me that we have something special in common, which is that we were both married to my husband. And honestly, the fact that You did it when Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic Fox made it so much less uncomfortable. “
In fact, George (59) and Meryl (71) have not performed together on many projects. But they both voiced the married foxes in Fantastic Mr. Fox, the 2009 Oscar-nominated stop-motion adaptation Roald DahlNovel.