Julia Roberts is crediting pal George Clooney and his household for saving her from “full loneliness and despair” in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Sept. 6 interview with The New York Times, Roberts mentioned quarantining with Clooney in Australia whereas filming their romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise,” which premieres on Oct. 21.
“We had been in a bubble, and it is the longest I’ve ever been away from my household. I do not suppose I’ve spent that a lot time on my own since I used to be 25,” Roberts mentioned. Filming happened between November 2021 and February 2022, per The New Zealand Herald. While Clooney’s household was with him, Roberts discovered herself alone in a home close by.
“We began in Hamilton Island with all these wild birds, and Julia had the home down just under Amal and me and the children,” Clooney defined. “I’d come out within the early mornings and be like, ‘Caa-caa,’ and Julia would come out and be like, ‘Caa-caa.’ And then we might convey her down a cup of espresso. She was Aunt Juju to my children.” Roberts’s household ultimately made it to Australia, however they “needed to fly into Sydney and quarantine for 2 weeks by themselves earlier than she might see them,” Clooney mentioned.
Roberts and Clooney play exes in “Ticket to Paradise,” a romantic comedy about two divorced dad and mom who journey to their daughter’s wedding ceremony in Bali and resolve to attempt to cease her from getting married and making the identical errors they did. The pair have labored on plenty of films collectively in through the years, together with 2001’s “Ocean’s Eleven,” 2002’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” and 2016’s “Money Monster.” They’ve shared a detailed friendship since they starred in “Ocean’s Eleven,” incessantly attending purple carpets and different events collectively.
Clooney and his spouse Amal are dad and mom to twins Alexander and Ella, whereas Roberts has three children — Hazel, Henry, and Phinnaeus — with husband Danny Moder.