4 Fun Things I Learned About George Clooney’s Time on The Set of Tomorrowland | #TomorrowlandEvent

George Clooney Interview Part ii

George Clooney Interview Part ii

 

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4 Fun Things I Learned About George Clooney’s Time on The Set of Tomorrowland| #TomorrowlandEvent

You may remember my post from our interview with George Clooney almost two weeks ago.  There were some things I couldn’t share as I didn’t want to spoil any of the Tomorrowland Movie with you.

George Clooney is just as funny unscripted than when he is following a script.

From the first moment, George Clooney walked into the room until the moment he left there was a ton of laughter during our interview. George liked to play pranks on set and included his co-stars Raffey Cassidy and Britt Robertson in his antics.  He also enjoyed teaching Raffey things that sometimes were probably not appropriate.

George Clooney had a few favorite parts while doing the movie.

When they did the truck scene where Raffey (Athena) is driving the truck, he said he was really impressed for her only being 12.  Of course when she wasn’t looking at the road that was a bit unnerving, even though they were being towed.

His other favorite part was when Britt (Casey) had to drink the Coca Cola because she was drinking them so fast without thinking about how many takes they had to do.  Also when he had to feed Britt (Casey) the ‘powder’.  He just got a big kick out of those scenes.

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The toughest part(s) for George Clooney while making the movie.

George seemed to touch on three ‘difficult’ parts of filming the movie.

 (1) Wearing the harnesses were hard to work with and somewhat uncomfortable at times, (although he enjoyed flying). He  also said that the green screens were tricky to work with.
(2) When he had to let Athena (Raffey’s character) go it proved very difficult like he was just dropping her.  He was thankful when they rescripted it so it wasn’t so awful.
(3) George also felt at times that the line that was walked with Raffey’s character tiptoed on the ‘dangerous side’.

Ideas that George Clooney felt were so cool while doing the movie.

George loved the idea of flying a jetpack.  He said how cool it would be if he landed in LAX and had to be somewhere by 4:30pm. Instead of having to get a ride, he could just jetpack to that location.

He always thought when he was a kid how neat it would be to live like the Jetsons.  To fly from place to place, although there are people that shouldn’t be driving cars, let alone a plane or jetpack.

George also loved it when he walked up to Thomas Robinson (Young Frank Walker) and said, “You are playing me?” and Thomas Robinson said “Yup”.

 

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Genre:                          Mystery Adventure

Rating:                                      PG

U.S. Release date:                    May 22, 2015

Running time:                130 min.

Cast:                                        George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson

Director:                       Brad Bird

Producers:                                Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov

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Executive Producers:     John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen, Brigham Taylor

Story by:                                   Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen

Screenplay by:                          Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird

STORY SYNOPSIS: 

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.  

ONE-LINER:  

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.  

Tomorrowland

OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: 

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

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