George Clooney opens up about a recent trip to Darfur and the making of his latest movie, The Monuments Men in the latest issue of Variety.
On a trip to Darfur in which he was held up by a kid with a gun, he says:
“We got stopped in the middle of nowhere, where we shouldn’t have been,” says Clooney. “A little 10-year-old kid came over with a Kalashnikov assault rifle to my head, basically wanted to get us out of the truck.”
In his upcoming World War II film, The Monuments Men he admits that he and his fellow co-stars Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett took a large paycut to stay in budget for the film.
“If you pay everybody a full boatload, it’s a $150 million film,” says Clooney. “You just can’t do it. Everybody worked for super cheap, like crazy cheap.”
Read more of his revealing interview after the jump.