George Clooney now owns the title for sweetest TIFF red carpet moment. The actor shared a heartwarming exchange with an adorable grandma before the premiere of his movie Suburbicon on Sept 8. Festival staff managed to snap a couple photos of the sweet interaction and later posted the photos on Twitter alongside the caption, “FYI: Your Nonna found George and told him he wasn’t eating enough. George Clooney at the #TIFF2017 SUBURBICON premier.”
The 56-year-old actor is known for being extraordinarily gracious with fans and always takes extra time to greet everyone. He spent half an hour posing for selfies and signing autographs before heading inside the Princess of Wales Theatre to join his co-stars.
The proud new father couldn’t stop gushing about his three-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella, on the red carpet. Speaking to ET Canada, the actor opened up about his foray into fatherhood, revealing that he feels a great responsibility for raising his children in the current political climate, “A lot of things make me nervous now with kids. What you want from your children is you want to make sure that they are compassionate and that they pay attention to the rest of the world.”
He went on to remark, “They are going to be born into a life that, in some ways, is going to be very hectic… But they’re also going to be born into a place of privilege and so they’re going to have to learn that [it’s] just by accident.”
Not only is George an extremely loving father, he also has a soft spot for animals, like his late dog Einstein. After flying his newborns out to visit his family in Kentucky this year, the director returned to LA for a heartbreaking farewell to his old Cocker Spaniel who had to be put down.
On the carpet for his directing-debut premier, George shared, “My dog died. I had to put him to sleep. He had a rough time. He was an old Cocker Spaniel. I’ve had him for a long time and he was a rescue and we had to get him home.”
The star adopted Einstein back in 2010 from the LA-based Camp Cocker Rescue. His heart was captured by a photo he saw on the Internet, and the rest was history.