George Clooney says his kids are 'slobs', jokes he's spending lockdown doing chores and playing hairdresser

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George Clooney may be at the top of the Hollywood A-list, but he's not above doing laundry.

The actor opened up about life with twin toddlers during the pandemic, saying he was keeping busy cleaning up after Ella and Alexander, three, who he joked were 'slobs'.

In an interview for W's Best Performances issue, Clooney shared how had tried to keep the house functioning while they were stuck at home.

"I'll tell you what I've taken on as a hobby: two or three loads of laundry a day, dishes all f*****g day, because these kids are all slobs," he said of his 'downtime'. 

"Apparently, you have to wash your children every once in a while."

Clooney, 59 and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, were choosing to stay at home amid the pandemic, due to their son's asthma. 


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He also revealed acting isn't his only talent, saying he cut both his own and Alexander's hair. However, he doesn't trust his skills would do justice to Ella's long locks.

"I cut (Alexander's) hair, and I cut my own hair too, but I've always cut my own hair," he said.


"My hair is like straw. I haven't cut my daughter's hair. I'd get in trouble if I did. My daughter looks gorgeous — her hair is very long. If I screw up my son's hair, he'll grow out of it. But my wife would kill me if I touched my daughter's hair."

Clooney also opened about how the twins have different personalities, telling ET Canada Ella was more like Amal, while Alexander's personality was similar to his own.

"My daughter, it feels like she might be more leaning towards my wife. She puts everything in order, she really is very smart. And my son likes everything to do with pranking people," he said.

Asked where he got that streak from, he joked: "I don't know, I don't know. I think probably from his mother."