George Clooney is giving up pranks for parenting

The Hollywood trickster is retiring

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Unless you’ve been living under a huge, celebrity-baby-news shaped rock then you’ll know that George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins later this year. Although the couple have neither confirmed nor denied whether they are expecting boys, girls or one of each, their supermodel friend Cindy Crawford has been dropping hints all over Instagram.

And she isn’t the only one shedding light on how the Clooney’s are preparing for the birth of their children. Matt Damon recently spoke to Ellen Degeneres, admitting that George was nervous about parenthood, and confessing that he himself wouldn’t be able to cope with two newborns at once.

But Matt has also revealed that George is hanging up his prankster hat now that he’s set to be a father.

Talking about working together on the set for Suburbicon, Damon said: ‘I think because he had such huge kinds of changes in his life, he has less time now.

‘When he was, like, single and we were doing Ocean’s 11, dude had nothing to do except plot ways to, you know, pull pranks on people. Now he’s got a full-time job, full-time family, and that’s a lot.’

In Hollywood, George is apparently known as a bit of a trickster.

Once during an interview with Graham Norton, he confessed: ‘I sent Meryl Streep a letter where I got a big thing of CD’s. It was a dialect coach. I sent it to her with a note from Brad that said, ‘I hear you’re going to be doing The Iron Lady soon. This guy helped me with my dialect in Troy. I thought maybe this would help.’

Whilst Ryan Reynolds might be the funniest celeb dad now,it looks he’s got competition coming…

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