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George Clooney Pretended to Talk to Santa Claus to Get His Kids to Behave

Odette Odendaal
Dec 22, 2020
10:20 A.M.
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Actor George Clooney shared the humorous trick he uses on his toddler twins shared with his wife Amal to get them to behave during the holiday season.

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In promoting his new movie on Netflix, "The Midnight Sky," George Clooney gave a hilarious glimpse into the actor's life at home with Christmas just around the corner.

Speaking with Stephen Colbert on Friday, the 59-year-old actor shared how he devised a prank on his 3-year-old twins to get their cooperation when they misbehave during the holidays.

George Clooney attend the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on February 11, 2019, in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images.

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TRICKS OF THE CLOONEY TRADE

Keeping toddler twins in line can be a daunting task, especially during the holidays, but Clooney came up with a plan. The pair sleep in the same bedroom, and it's easy to hear when they start "getting at each other."

Then Clooney's plan goes into action. Putting on his best accent, the actor pretends to be Santa checking in on the children to see if they are naughty or nice. And it works every time, as he shared:

“And you can hear them going, 'We are Santa! We are!' Then he leaves and they come out and they’re unbelievably well behaved."

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George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at the premiere of "Suburbicon" on October 22, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images.

TODDLERS AND QUARANTINE

The novel coronavirus pandemic dominated most of the year, and Clooney joked on "Good Morning America" that it made for an interesting time quarantining with toddlers. On how he coped, the actor quipped:

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"Well, you know, I drink, mostly, George. I drink. That's how you get through it."

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However, the 59-year-old soon turned serious, as the separation from his sister and parents who live in Kentucky is "tough" on him. Nonetheless, Clooney is grateful for having a beautiful family with his wife.

THE PROTECTIVE FATHER

As a father and husband, Clooney wants to keep his family safe and is therefore concerned over the long-term effects the novel coronavirus can have on children, especially his twins Ella and Alexander.

Amal and George Clooney attend 'Catch-22' Photocall on May 13, 2019, in Rome, Italy. | Source: Getty Images.

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Alexander has asthma, and the tot hardly left the Clooney's house since March because the doting dad fears there might be more to the dreaded disease due to so many factors still unknown about it.

George Clooney does nothing in half-measure, and it also shows in his career. For his role in "The Midnight Sky," the actor portrayed a cancer-riddled astronomer, and he needed to look the part.

The 59-year-old had to lose weight, and he shed about two stone so quickly, that Clooney reportedly landed in the hospital with pancreatitis - a potentially life-threatening condition.

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