The two stars spoke with Access Hollywood’s Kit Hoover about their new film, “Ticket To Paradise” and couldn’t stop gushing about their time onscreen with each other. They also revealed which scene of all the scenes was the hardest not laugh while filming.
“I think the graduation scene, right? Because we just kept trying to make up more new cruel things to say to each other,” Julia revealed.
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George added, “We were pushing it, pushing it, and pushing it. And the whole, all the background artists they were really into it and both of us crossed the line.”
“On one of the takes and we looked at each other and it was like,” Julia mentioned. With George saying, “And you could hear everybody go like, ‘ohhh!”
“Women clutching their pearls,” Julia joked, which caused George to crack up.
In the movie, Julia and George play a divorced couple that teams up to head to Bali and stop their adult daughter from “making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago,” per IMDb. But in IRL, George has found love with wife Amal Clooney and Julia with her husband Daniel Moder.
While speaking with Access, Julia also gushed about the love letters she and her husband write together IRL.
“We’ve just always done it, ever since we started dating. We’ve just written things down, letters or just notes. … So now when I go away I’ll unzip my suitcase and I’ll see that someone has unzipped the top and just stuffed some paper in there and that the kids (will) put little notes in there. It’s sweet,” she said.
George reveals that he and Amal do something similar.
“Amal and write letters, leave them on the pillow, leave them in the bags,” he said. Julia cut in adding with a smile, “his game is fine!”
“Yeah every year (Amal and I) go away on our anniversary and we write (letters) to the kids and we have stacks ready they’ll read when they’re old,” George added.
As for George and Julia, who previously worked together on “Ocean’s Eleven,” they revealed that they have only ever seen each other as friends in real life, sharing why they never dated.
“Did you ever have a no dating policy back in the day, years and years ago before you were in a relationship?” Kit asked.
“To not date each other? I don’t think we needed to state it,” Julia Roberts responded. “Was there a policy?,” Kit followed up. “It just seemed the right thing to do,” Julia responded. George Clooney added, “Julia was always in a relationship, or I was in a relationship, and we were fast friends right away and so it was nothing, it’s been nothing but fun for us so I don’t think that was ever really a thing.” “Yeah it was never like, ‘Hi,’” Julia said, “Oh hey ooo let’s take this to a different level,” George playfully added.
“No policy,” Kit confirmed.
“Ticket to Paradise” is in theaters on Oct. 21.
— Stephanie Swaim