Sitting down with Cynthia McFadden on Thursday's NBC Nightly News, Amal, who married George Clooney in September 2014, opened up about her newfound celebrity status and stars using their fame to support causes they care about.
"I think it's wonderful that celebrities would choose to spend their time or energy or the spotlight they have to raise awareness about these causes," Amal shared. "I don't really see myself in the same way because I'm still doing the same job that I used to do before. If there's more attention paid to that for whatever reason then I think that's good."
However, Amal said that there's "a certain responsibility" that comes with her new fame, but added, "I think I'm exercising it in an appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work."
Amal's passion is currently directed toward lobbying American lawmakers to help former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, who was imprisoned after being overthrown in a coup and sentenced to 13 years in prison by his political opponents on a charge of terrorism.