Julia Roberts: How George Clooney ‘saved me from total loneliness’

Julia Roberts was fortunate to be caught in a pandemic bubble with the Clooneys.

The 54-year-old actress explains how George Clooney, 61, and his household “saved” her in the course of the pandemic.

The couple had been filming their upcoming romantic comedy “Ticket to Paradise” in Australia and quarantined close to one another, with Roberts in a home alone and Clooney, his spouse Amal and their kids in a close-by rental.

“We began on Hamilton Island, with all these wild birds, and Julia had the home proper beneath Amal and me and the youngsters,” Clooney stated in an interview with The New York Occasions. “I might exit early within the morning and say ‘Caa-caa’, and Julia would come out and say ‘Caa-caa’. After which we might deliver her a cup of espresso. She was Aunt Juju to my kids.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts attend the
Julia Roberts says George Clooney and his household ‘saved’ her whereas filming ‘Ticket to Paradise’.
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Amal Clooney seen with her children Alexander Clooney and Ella Clooney on December 6, 2018 in New York City.
Amal Clooney together with her kids Alexander Clooney and Ella Clooney on December 6, 2018 in New York Metropolis.
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Julia Roberts was away from her husband, Danny Moder, and three kids whereas filming in Australia.

However longtime mates have develop into household to one another in additional methods than morning wake-ups and coffees.

“The Clooneys saved me from loneliness and despair,” Roberts defined. “We had been in a bubble, and that is the longest time I have been away from my household. I do not assume I’ve spent this a lot time alone since I used to be 25.

When her husband, Danny Moder, and her kids came visiting, they needed to fly to Australia and self-quarantine for 2 weeks earlier than the household might totally reunite.

Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Amal Cloney attend the
Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Amal Clooney on the 69th Cannes Movie Pageant on Could 12, 2016.
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The ‘Fairly Girl’ star shared that their preliminary quarantine in Australia made them “kinda wave a bit of hiya”.

“I bear in mind round day 11, I used to be like, ‘Who am I? The place am I? What is that this room that I by no means go away? It is a humorous factor. I did not actually anticipated all of this,” she stated.

“That is why they invented alcohol,” Clooney joked in response.

George Clooney, left, and Julia Roberts in
George Clooney and Julia Roberts in “Ticket to Paradise”.
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The movie follows a divorced couple who journey to Bali collectively to avoid wasting their daughter from making the identical mistake she as soon as did.

“Now we have a friendship that persons are conscious of, and we’re going there as a divorced couple. Half of America in all probability thinks we are divorced, so we have now that to ourselves,” Roberts stated.

“Ticket to Paradise” hits theaters October 21.

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