Hollywood star George Clooney once took a tour of the US version of the "Big Brother" house, former executive producer of the reality show Allison Grodner has revealed. The Oscar-winning actor was apparently in post-production on a film "many, many years ago" on the same studio space, when his editor who was a big fan of the show invited him along for a tour of the house. "The peak experience of my life was giving George Clooney a tour. He was on the lot cutting a movie many, many years ago. His editor at the time was a super fan of the show.
"He called and said, 'Can I stop by and I want to bring a guest?' The guest was George. I'll admit, I went home and changed immediately," Grodner told Entertainment Weekly. The producer said the "Catch 22" actor was unfamiliar with the reality show, but was "fascinated" with the tour.
"I have to say, he was one of the nicest celebrities I've ever met. He was really fascinated. "Walking around behind-the-scenes was something that was intriguing to him. That was a big one. That was a highlight," Grodner said.
Clooney is one actor who never shies away from voicing his opinion. Earlier, Clooney had said that Meghan Markle is being 'vilified and chased' by the tabloid press in the same way the late Princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine. Clooney, a close friend of Markle and husband Prince Harry, warned of "history repeating" itself with the increasingly feverish media attention on the expectant royal couple.
"I do want to say, they're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere," Clooney told WHO magazine during an interview in Los Angeles.
"She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it's history repeating itself," he added.
"We've seen how that ends." Diana died in a car crash in a Paris tunnel in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi on motorcycles.
Britain's famously aggressive press at first welcomed Markle into the royal fold when she and Harry tied the knot at a lavish Windsor Castle wedding last May, in a ceremony attended by Clooney and his human rights lawyer wife Amal.
The mixed-race actress was credited with breathing fresh life into a monarchy sometimes labelled stale and out of touch.
But coverage has turned increasingly critical -- despite the impending birth of the couple's first child -- with reports of palace sniping over her manner.
Tabloid newspapers have also luxuriated in stories about Markle's fractured American family.
Last week one paper published a highly personal letter they said was written by Markle to her estranged father in which she begged him to "stop lying....stop exploiting my relationship with my husband".
Clooney, who was promoting his new TV series "Catch-22", slammed the invasion of her privacy.
"I can't tell you how frustrating that is, just seeing them broadcast a letter from a daughter to a father, she's getting a raw deal there and I think it's irresponsible and I'm surprised by that," he said.