Amal Clooney on How Her High-Profile Marriage Affects Her Work: 'I Think It's a Really Good Thing'

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Amal Clooney doesn't see her high-profile marriage to George Clooney as a hindrance to her international human rights work.
During an interview with Fiona Bruce on BBC News at Six on Tuesday, the 39-year-old attorney explained that she views the fame that's come with her marriage as "a really good thing," that encourages others to become invested in what's happening around the world.
"I mean, there's lot of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen," she said. "I think if there are more people who now understand what's happening about the Yazidis and ISIS, and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it's a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get."
Amal, who is currently expecting twins, has recently taken on ISIS on behalf of her client, Nadia Murad, a human trafficking survivor, though according to George, she will no longer be traveling to dangerous countries while pregnant.
"We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. I will not go to South Sudan anymore and or the Congo [and] Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she will avoid places where she knows she is not welcome," George explained in an interview with Paris Match last month.
"Before, I did not care. I would even say that there was a pretty exciting side to going where no reporter had ever been," he continued, adding that the two are anxious enough just expecting two babies.
"How can we not be anxious when faced with this immense responsibility? To give birth to a child in this world -- nevermind two! We are very happy, very excited, but also a bit nervous, it's normal," he said.
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