Clooney was honoured with the 2020 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award on the CPJ Worldwide Press Freedom Awards on Thursday, which was offered to her (just about) by the Oscar-winning Streep.
In her acceptance speech, the human rights lawyer talked about the connection Streep has along with her husband George Clooney.
“I do know I am unable to ever hope to win the variety of awards that you have received, nevertheless it does happen to me that we’ve one thing particular in widespread, which is that we have each been married to my husband.
“And truthfully, the truth that you probably did it as Mr. and Mrs. Incredible Fox simply makes that a lot much less awkward,” she joked.
Streep and George voiced husband-and-wife foxes within the 2009 Wes Anderson stop-motion animation movie Incredible Mr. Fox, earlier than he met his now-wife.
“You might be an inspiration as a girl, as an artist, as a press-freedom advocate,” Amal thanked Streep in her acceptance speech.
In a latest GQ interview, George gushed over Amal, saying that once they met, he thought his life was “full.”
“I did not understand how un-full it was till I met Amal. After which every thing modified,” he stated. “And I used to be like, ‘Oh, truly, this has been an enormous empty house.'”
“I might by no means been within the place the place another person’s life was infinitely extra necessary to me than my very own,” George admitted.
The couple now share three-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella.