Amal and George Clooney Reveal Twins' Latest Impressive Milestone During Stylish Date Night

By Samantha Bergeson Oct 04, 2021 5:32 PMTags

Double the trouble. 

The Tender Bar director George Clooney is giving an adorable update about his kids, but Clooney also revealed his biggest parenting mistake: encouraging his four-year-old twins to speak another language!

The Oscar winner and wife Amal Clooney hilariously dished during E! News' Daily Pop on Monday, Oct. 4 that children Ella and Alexander have mastered swimming and are also bilingual. "They speak fluent Italian, but Amal and I do not," Clooney quipped. "That's a flaw in our logic, right there." 

And, due to set lockdowns, Ella and Alexander didn't interrupt dad Clooney's Tender Bar production. "Usually the kids show up and ruin a take," he said with a laugh alongside Amal. 

The couple's first date night "out in public" since the coronavirus pandemic also came with a few jabs towards Clooney's Tender Bar leading man, Ben Affleck

"I went to every other actor in town and I mean really, it came down to price," Clooney joked. "Ben was pretty desperate for work and he needed the cash."

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In all seriousness, though, Clooney admitted that Affleck "was the very first choice, the first person who thought of for the part."

Clooney gushed, "He showed up and just knocked it out of the park. He's a wonderful actor and he doesn't often get parts like this." 

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Affleck similarly raved, "I can't imagine that there was anybody who didn't want to do this. I was really lucky. George is an extraordinary director and very well-respected by his peers, by everybody, and his script was great. It was kind of like, this is a no-brainer." 

Watch the full clip above to see why Affleck has mixed feelings about the growing Massachusetts movie industry.

The Tender Bar opens in L.A. and N.Y. theaters on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and will be in theaters nationwide starting on Wednesday, Dec. 22. The Tender Bar will also be available to stream globally on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, Jan. 7. 

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