George Clooney is a man of relatively few words in the sense that you don’t see his grill in your face every day on the front of tabloid magazines and gossip sites like this one. However, he’s promoting a new movie now, so he’s doing some mag covers – classy publications only, of course – and has been spewing out gems to the likes of GQ and now, Esquire.
So, what’s the Silver Fox ranting about this time around? Oh, just Twitter and how stupid celebrities who are on social networking are. Well, can’t argue with that.
In an exclusive interview conducted at the superstar’s LA home, editor Alex Bilmes talks to Clooney about the pro and cons of fame, life as a single man and the endless Internet gossip about his sexuality.
On being a celebrity, he says: “Not that I’m comparing myself to Clark Gable or whoever but they couldn’t survive in this environment. They’d punch the shit out of some people. It requires a kind of Zen quality.”
The Gravity star also shares his views on social media, saying: “I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter. It’s just stupid.”
Well, I mean, Twitter is really useful to keep up on news and it’s a good way for actors/musicians to keep their fans updated on their projects and tour dates, etc. There’s also the fact that they can forge a more “personal” relationship with their fans, which is, in this day and age, really important. An artist has to be liked, has to seem accessible. I think this probably applies slightly more to pop stars than it does to actors, per se, but I think George sorta seems like a grumpy old man with this. He doesn’t understand the role technology plays in the careers of young artists so he dubs it “stupid”. Oh, dear.