That George Clooney is a smooth one. Although his villa in Laglio, Italy, has often given him solace from the glare of the Hollywood spotlight, lately it’s become overrun with tourists. So how does The American star manage to catch a break? By using the kids of friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as decoys, that’s how.
“Unfortunately Laglio is turning into a bit of a tourist mecca now and so I have to be a little more careful whenever I’m there – either that, or I should just stand at the entrance to the village handing out tourist brochures,” he tells UK’s The Sun.
“Whenever I want, I can always stage a diversion and invite Brad and Angie and their 15 children to come over,” George joked, referring to Brad and Angelina’s large brood – Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and 2-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
“Then I can sneak away to the other side of the lake by boat and do whatever I want.”
Brad and George have been friends for years, having worked together on the three Oceans films – which kicked off in 2001 with Ocean’s Eleven. The two also worked together on the 2008 flick Burn After Reading.