Sandra Bullock Reveals What George Clooney Is Like in Private
There's always understandable hoopla surrounding Hollywood love stories. Who doesn't like to hear how the celestial stars aligned in favor of two Hollywood stars? What's arguably just as endearing, though, are celebrity best friend stories. And in a new interview, Sandra Bullock alludes to one of the best: the friendship between her and longtime pal George Clooney. In fact, in addition to spilling the beans about Clooney's real-life behavior, Bullock reveals the two weren't even famous when they first met. How is that even possible?
On June 8, the BFFs will appear on the big screen together as brother and sister in Ocean's 8 — which is kind of fitting considering they're practically close enough to be siblings off-screen too. "George and I have known each other since before we had careers," Bullock told InStyle, adding a glimpse into her friend's persona. "He was always the funniest dude in the room. He would have a little tequila and do a wicked Buddy Hackett impression that would make you wet yourself."
Not only is Clooney hilarious, says Bullock, but he's also thoughtful and "ego-free" as a costar, always asking those around him, "Are you guys getting what you need?"
OK, it's officially official... we're jealous! Hanging out with either Bullock or Clooney would undoubtedly be a blast. Hanging out with both of them? #FriendGoals for life.
Of course, these revelations about Clooney and his relationship with Bullock raise many questions. How exactly did they meet? When did it happen? Did the Earth's gravitational pull shift at the very moment such incredible human beings became best friends?
Well, those impersonations Clooney is famous for obviously made a good first impression. It probably didn't hurt that the actor helped hook Bullock up with her then-boyfriend the first night they met, either. "George was the reason the guy that I ended up dating dated me. He was like, 'If you don't get with her, I'm gonna get with her.' He was kidding, but sort of pushing," Bullock shared with Glamour in 2015, joking that they'd known each other "umpteen-chillion years."
That tight-knit bond surfaces anytime Clooney mentions Bullock in the media as well.
"Every time we're together it's funny. She's somebody I adore, really, she's just fun to be in a room with. I'm sure people will assume people aren't quite who they appear to be onscreen — they're shorter or taller or meaner or dumber — but Sandy is exactly what she appears onscreen, an incredibly charming woman who's really just fun to hang out with. Very smart and centered, even though she does drink a lot," he playfully said during a Reddit Ask Me Anything forum in 2014.
According to "Sandy," what you see is pretty much what you get with Clooney too... even after all these years. "His suits are better, his hair is better," she joked to E! News before striking a serious note. "He hasn't changed at all. He's still a child at heart in terms of his desire to explore and create and fearlessly do it... he doesn't think about consequences, in the best way."
Aw, are these two the sweetest pals or what? We'd love to be a fly on the wall for a day at Clooney's Lake Como estate in Italy during one of Bullock's bestie-cations. No, scratch that — make it a week. One day wouldn't be nearly long enough around these hilarious BFFs.