George Clooney’s recent arrest has had his name on the tip of everyone’s tongues, tells The Huff Post. We’ve been wondering who did the actor call from jail?!
Some have suggested “The Descendants” star may have used his one phone call from jail to dial girlfriend Stacy Keibler. The others said it could be lawyer or publicist, reports Yahoo!.
But when TMZ reporter asked who got the call, good-natured Clooney chuckled and responded, “My mom. Something never changes.”
The 50-year-old actor and his father, journalist Nick Clooney, were arrested for civil disobedience after protesting Sudan’s blockage of food and other humanitarian aid from entering the country near the Nuba Mountains in the country’s southern region.
Though Clooney told NBC’s Ann Curry that he found the experience of being arrested “humiliating,” he seems to have kept a good sense of humor about it saying, “It was really rough, you can imagine.”
The Oscar nominee was released after paying a $100 fine.
Later Clooney met with President Obama, testified on Capitol Hill about Sudan’s humanitarian crisis, and finally made the rounds on the Sunday talk show circuit to discuss the violence in the border area between Sudan and South Sudan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Clooney testified on Capitol Hill last week and said that a joint diplomatic action by the U.S. and China would become the best way to stop the violence in the Sudan brought on by the country’s president, Omar Al-Bashir, who is an alleged war criminal.
The actor mentioned that this is also an economic issue because China receives six percent of its oil from Sudan.
“We can meet with China … and say, let’s work on this together, because we both, economically, would benefit by a resolution,” Clooney told CNN’s Fareed Zakari.
“I grew up in a family that believed that … your job was to be involved with your fellow man,” the actor said appearing on Fox News Sunday. “You have a responsibility to participate in the human condition, one way or another.”
Clooney noticed on NBC’s Meet the Press that he could “have a lot more influence” as an activist rather than as a politician.
According to The Telegraph, when he was asked if he had considered entering politics, Clooney said his celebrity was a far more powerful weapon than getting elected where his hands would be tied by big money interests and electoral calculations.
“No super PAC has given me money,” he said. “There is no outside influence for me. I can actually have an opinion and it may not fit what the U.N. wants and it may not fit what other people want, and I can say, ‘This is what I think is right’ and stand by it.”
“I don’t have to check in to make sure and I don’t have to compromise,” Clooney added, “I think it’s a lot easier than running for office. I don’t have any interest in that.”
Clooney revealed what he had learned long ago from his father of the power of celebrities to trump real news, after listening to his father complain how his stories were knocked off the schedules by Elizabeth Taylor, the megastar of the day.