Stephen Colbert welcomed George Clooney as his very first guest on his Late Show debut on Tuesday, and the new host didn’t miss a beat!
“What is it like to be the arm candy in a relationship, because she’s the very serious person?” Colbert asked Clooney. “She must say like, ‘We’re going to meet extremely intelligent people tonight – these are not show folk. Just be shiny and pretty.”
“That’s mostly what I do,” Clooney confirmed.
“They said it wouldn’t last,” Clooney deadpanned.
The 51-year-old Late Show host even gave the Oscar winner a belated wedding present after feigning disappointment that he wasn’t invited to their wedding in Italy. (He joked that the two had just met before the taping.)
A paperweight from Tiffany’s with the engraving, “I don’t know you.” At least Colbert’s truthful!
Clooney, who appeared on the show without a project to promote, went on to discuss a fake movie he “filmed” called Decision Strike, where he “plays” Secretary General Clooney tasked to stop the world from falling victim to a nuclear bomb.
They threw to three pre-taped bits, including one “scene” where Clooney – dressed in a tux – said he was too busy romancing a girl in the room to save the universe.
“I did my own sex,” Clooney later ad-libbed when Colbert asked about the possible CGI nature of the scene. “In fact, I do my own sex – the audience deserves it.”
Earlier this summer, George and Amal Clooney enjoyed a romantic evening together in Lake Como, Italy. Press play to find out more.