Amal Clooney, human rights attorney and wife of actor George Clooney, recently granted NBC her first American interview. In it, she revealed she does not actually consider herself a celebrity. While dozens of paparazzi and tabloid magazines beg to differ, it does raise an interesting point: celebrities are frequently famous without ever having asked for it. Fame is not in itself an identity, but rather a byproduct of doing what you love – and being successful at it.
Our matchmakers pair compatible celebrity singles on a regular basis. One of the biggest things we tell our clients is to simply relax, be themselves, and talk about your mutual interests. We wouldn’t match you if you weren’t already compatible. Clooney is the perfect example of a celebrity using her status to promote her passions and well-being in the world.
When asked about celebrities using their fame to promote good causes, Clooney replied, “I think it’s wonderful that celebrities would choose to spend their time, energy or the spotlight they have to raise awareness about these causes. I don’t really see myself in the same way because I’m still doing the same job that I used to do before.”
Clooney continued to discuss her current case, representing “The Mandela of the Maldives,” Mohamed Nasheed. He was the first democratically-elected president of the country, but was recently ousted in what Clooney describes as “a sham trial designed to get him out of the political scene and in prison.” She went on to note that the Maldives has the highest rate of ISIS recruits per capita compared to anywhere in the world. Clooney stresses that her current case is not just a job, but a threat to democracy everywhere.
It is clear Clooney is much more comfortable talking about her work than her celebrity status, and why wouldn’t she be? Clooney, an Oxford-educated humanitarian, has maintained her position in the same job for more than 15 years. Not only is she dedicated in love, but she is also loyal in her career choice!
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“You know, I think there is a sense of responsibility that comes with [celebrity]. I think I’m exercising it in the appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work.”
As for us, we’re #TeamAmal all the way! You go, girl!