Friends for life Julia RobertsDuring filming for her next movie, she was away from her family Paradise PassBut George ClooneyShe was there to support her.
“The Clooneys saved me from complete loneliness and despair,” the Oscar winner, 54, told The New York TimesIn an interview published Monday, September 5th. “We were in a bubble, and it’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my family. I don’t think I’ve spent that much time by myself since I was 25.”
The Erin BrockovichThe actress and the Gravity star, 61, filmed their new rom-com in Australia from November 2021 to February of this year, but strict COVID-19 quarantine rules made it difficult for Roberts’ husband, Danny Moder, and their children — twins Phinnaeus and Hazel, 17, and son Henry, 15 — to visit.
“When Danny and the kids did come visit, that meant they had to fly into Sydney and quarantine for two weeks by themselves before she could see them,” the Three KingsActor explained to the outlet.
Clooney brought his wife, for his part. Amal ClooneyAlexander, Alexander’s 5-year-old twins Ella, and their children, Alexander, who are with him to the set.
“We started in Hamilton Island, with all these wild birds, and Julia had the house down just below Amal and me and the kids,” the Kentucky native recalled. “I would come out in the early mornings and be like, ‘Caa-caa,’ and Julia would come out and be like, ‘Caa-caa.’ And then we’d bring her down a cup of coffee. She was Aunt Juju to my kids.”
The ERThe alum and Pretty WomanStar have been friends since meeting on set of Ocean’s ElevenThe movie premiered December 2001. Later, the duo teamed-up for the 2004 sequel. Ocean’s TwelveThe 2016 thriller Money Monster.
In Paradise PassThe couple play divorcing parents who travel together to Bali to protect their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever) from going through with her wedding. Although their characters are broken up at the beginning of the movie, George revealed that they eventually share one kiss. It was hard to capture that one moment on film.
“I told my wife, ‘It took 80 takes,’” the Michael ClaytonStar laughed. “She was like, ‘What the hell?’”
Roberts claims that Roberts’ scene was difficult because Roberts is so close to her costar, and it was hard to capture their romantic affection. “It took 79 takes of us laughing and then the one take of us kissing,” the Runaway BrideActress explained.
Paradise PassOn Friday, October 21, the movie will be in theaters.