George Clooney reveals he hopes to meet royal baby Archie during London trip before joking the newborn has ‘stolen his thunder’ as they share the same birthday
Speaking at the premiere of the dark comedy on Wednesday evening, the 58-year-old actor joked the royal baby has ‘stolen his thunder’ as the pair share the same birthday, May 6.
George Clooney has revealed he hopes to meet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s newborn son Archie during his fleeting London trip, where he has been promoting his latest miniseries Catch-22 (pictured on Wednesday with wife Amal, 41)
When asked by BANG Showbiz whether he would be seeing baby Archie while in London, the screen star said: ‘I hope so, that would be nice.’
In George’s true comedic fashion, the screen star poked fun at the pair’s common birthday during another interview at the premiere as he told presenter Jenni Falconer: ‘Baby Archie has stolen my thunder!’
Royal couple Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the world earlier this month, and George previously admitted he doesn’t want to be the child’s godfather.
Special day: Speaking at the premiere of the dark comedy on Wednesday evening, the 58-year-old actor joked the royal baby has ‘stolen his thunder’ as the pair share the same birthday, May 6 (pictured with parents the Duke and Duchess of Sussex two days after he was born)
Plans: When asked by BANG Showbiz whether he would be seeing baby Archie while in London, the screen star said: ‘I hope so, that would be nice’ (pictured with Amal’s mother Baria Alamuddin)
The ER actor admitted he believes it would be a ‘bad idea’ if they chose him to be a supporting figure in their son’s life at his christening later this year.
During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, George, who shares 23-month-old twins Alexander and Ella with wife Amal, 41, said: ‘That would be a bad idea. I shouldn’t be the [godfather]. I’m a father of twins I can barely do that.’
Asked if he would turn down the role if it was offered to him, the Hollywood star replied: ‘I’m not going to be the godfather. I promise you that. I’m fairly sure.’
Pals: The Hollywood couple boast a close friendship with the royal family, with the pair attending their much-talked about wedding last year (pictured)
George sat in the director’s chair for his latest project, an adaptation of the novel Catch-22, which premiers on Hulu May 17, and stars Christopher Abbott and Hugh Laurie.
Early reviews were released for the six-part military tale this week, with many journalist commending the adaptation on the 1961 novel by Joseph Heller.
The Ocean’s 11 star produces the new series, directs the first two episodes and also appears in the show as Lieutenant Scheisskopf.