Clooney Retorts: Sandra Calls Me Every Night Drunk
By ROBERT PACE
November 12, 2013
ET met up exclusively with the honorees of the 2013 BAFTA Britannia Awards on Saturday, Nov. 9, including George Clooney, who gave his humorous reply to Sandra Bullock's recent remarks about not being attracted to him.
While on the British morning show Daybreak last week, Bullock, 49, said that although she finds the 52-year-old bachelor a handsome man, she isn't personally attracted to him, as they've known each other for years prior to co-starring with each other in Gravity.
"She may say that she's not all that attracted to me, but she calls every night, three in the morning, drunk, 'Hey, George, what are you doing?'" Clooney joked. "[It's] non-stop. And then I just send her a bottle of tequila."
Clooney was honored at Saturday night's Britannia Awards in Los Angeles with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The award, the highest accolade given out by BAFTA Los Angeles, was presented to him by his good (and more complimentary) friend and Ocean's 11 co-star Julia Roberts.
"I gave her a little cash for that," Clooney said of Roberts' flattering toast to him before presenting him with the prestigious award.
Among the other awards recipients: Kathryn Bigelow [John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing], Sir Ben Kingsley [Albert R. Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment], Benedict Cumberbatch [British Artist of the Year], Sacha Baron Cohen [Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy]) and Pacific Rim actor Idris Elba, who was granted the noble Humanitarian Award.
"I don't believe you have to showboat about giving back," Elba said about his largely unpublicized philanthropy. "You just have to give back, and the people that need it will receive it. You see it in their eyes when they've met someone that's done really well and they've come back to speak to them and encourage them. They love that."
Watch the video above for more exclusive backstage interviews from the BAFTA Britannia Awards.