Amal Clooney couldn’t resist cutting Meryl Streep for her previous relationship with her husband, George Clooney, this week.
The 42-year-old human rights lawyer was honored by the 71-year-old actress, who presented her with the 2020 Gwen Yifil Freedom Award during an online ceremony on Thursday.
After accepting the award, Amal joked that he and Meryl had a special relationship because they were both married to George.
Laughter: Amal Clooney, 42, mocked Meryl Streep on Thursday for marrying her husband, George Clooney, 59, in Fantastic Mr. Fox; Amal and George shown in May 2019.
“You are an inspiration as a woman, as an artist, as a defender of press freedom,” Amal told Meryl.
“I know I can never hope to win the number of awards you have won, but it seems to me that we have something in common, which is that we are both married to my husband.
“And honestly, the fact that you did it as Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic Fox just makes it a lot less uncomfortable,” she jokes.
Amal, who was born in Lebanon before settling in Britain for two years, has worked in New York, London and The Hague as a human rights lawyer and has represented senior clients, including Julian Assange and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. .
Sharing it: “It happens to me that we have something in common, which is that we were both married to my husband,” joked Amal to Meryl, 71, after winning a press freedom award; shown in 2012
Husband and wife: George starred in Wes Anderson’s 2009 film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” as the eponymous character, while the three-time Oscar winner voiced his wife, Mrs. Fox
George, 59, starred in Wes Anderson’s 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox as the eponymous character, while the three-time Oscar winner voiced his wife, Mrs. Fox.
The two A-lists recorded only a dialogue for the film, which consisted mainly of stop-motion animation.
However, instead of recording the dialogue separately in sound booths, Anderson records the actors outside in nature to match the places depicted in the film so that Meryl and George may have acted with each other.
The family-friendly comedy is based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name and includes numerous regular representatives of Anderson, including Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman.
The film was nominated for two Oscars and was a critical success, although it disappointed at the box office.
Family-friendly: The comedy is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl and features ordinary people Anderson Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson
George and Amal were later engaged in April 2014, after their first meeting the previous year, when a mutual friend introduced them.
The couple had a wedding ceremony on September 25 in Venice, Italy, but were officially married only two days later at the Venice City Hall.
After being named GQ Man of the Year this month, George admitted that his life was empty before he met his future wife.
The high-ranking couple later welcomed their twins, Ella and Alexander, three, in 2017.
“For 36 years, I was the person who, if a kid jumped out and started crying, I would say, ‘Are you kidding? And now all of a sudden I’m the guy with the kid, you know? he said of his new home life.
Birds of love: George and Amal got married in Venice in September 2014; pictured in May 2019
Growing family: The high-ranking couple later welcomed their twins, Ella and Alexander, three, in 2017; pictured in March 2019 in London
“I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I will not have children “, I will work, I have great friends, my life is full, I am doing well.
“And I didn’t know how incomplete it was until I met Amal.” And then everything changed. And I was like, “Oh, actually, it was a huge empty space” …
“I have never been in a situation where someone else’s life was infinitely more important to me than mine. And then deal with two more individuals who are small and need to eat … “, he admitted.
In the same interview, George revealed that his first thought was about his two young children after suffering a devastating motorcycle accident in Italy in 2018.
“… My children were a year old and mostly just the thought that it was and that I would not see them again,” he said.
First for the family: In a recent interview with GQ, George admitted that the first thing he thought of after a motorcycle accident in Italy were his two young children; shown in 2017