Be still, our beating hearts – George Clooney is coming to Ireland.
The gorgeous A-lister revealed in 2014 that he was planning a trip here to spend time with pal Bono, and he’s now announced that he’s hoping it will be happening soon.
The Oceans 11 actor was speaking to Xposé at the UK premiere of his new movie Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, and admitted that he is still planning the trip to Ireland that he had mentioned to Glenda Gilson on the showbiz programme last year.
However, the bike trip that he had planned with the U2 frontman will no longer be going ahead after the rocker’s infamous cycling accident in Central Park in November.
“I would like to go [to Ireland]. They started it [media coverage] because I said to someone, you know a reporter, that I’d love to come to Ireland, next thing I know I’m going to be there in a week. We’re going to try and get there this summer sometime,” he told Peter O’Riordan.
“We’ve [George and Bono] exchanged some emails and I think we’re going to stay off of the bicycle with Bono, apparently he’s very dangerous.”
The handsome Hollywood star was also questioned by Peter about whether he wants to start a family with his wife, Amal Alamuddin, which he playfully laughed off.
“My favourite thing was I didn’t know how you were going to get it in [the baby question] but I saw you weaving it. I thought you’d go for the ‘this movie appeals to children, do you want to have children?’ but you found a good way in. It was good, have fun,” he said.
George is no doubt looking forward to visiting his ancestral home – the 54-year-old has Irish heritage on both sides of his family, though most significantly on the paternal side.
The E.R star’s father’s great-great-grandfather Nicholas Clooney, emigrated to the US from County Kilkenny.