In an interview for his new movie, “Tomorrowland,” actor George Clooney shared how he responds to people who come up to him and insult the movies he has been in.
“Now people will come up to me, thinking they’re keeping it real, and they say, ‘I hated you in that last movie!'” the actor said in an interview with Vulture .
“And I’ll look at them and go, ‘Well, I think those extra 20 pounds look good on you.'” “It’s become a much more cynical time, a time when people think it’s fun to only be negative,” he added.
In “Tomorrowland,” Clooney’s character, a “crusty old man” named Frank Walker (played by Clooney) struggles with his own cynicism until a young woman named Casey (Britt Robertson) comes along.
Casey is still optimistic enough to believe that the world’s future is still bright, and together, the two journey to Tomorrowland, where hope for the world might be found.
It was precisely this movie’s theme that persuaded the actor to sign up for one of the lead roles.
“It’s a very brave thing to do, and I liked the idea that it looked at the world in a much more optimistic way,” he shared.
“I thought, ‘ Well, if these guys want to take a spin at that, it seems really great.'” He also said that director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof were very convincing.
“They said that they’d written it with me in mind, and then you read the very first description of Frank Walker and it says, “crusty old man,” Clooney joked.
“And I’m going, ‘Wait a minute, what the hell?'” The movie, which has a summer release, has been described by Lindelof in relation to the “Harry Potter” movies.
“What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science,” Lindelof stated in an interview with Collider .
“They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you are a Muggle.”