To everyone else, Amal Clooney is a celebrity. But tell that to the high-powered human rights lawyer, and she'll play coy and shyly shake her head.
The 37-year-old attorney sat down with NBC News' Cynthia McFadden, her first-ever American network television interview, to discuss her current legal battle. It was all business when Clooney discussed calling for sanctions against members of the Maldives' current regime until they free her client Mohamed Nasheed, who led the island nation for three years before being forced out and jailed with a 13-year sentence for a terrorism charge.
There was no talk about her famous husband George Clooney, but the Oxford-educated lawyer admitted that her rise to fame after marrying the superstar a year ago does help shed some light onto the cases that matter most.