George Clooney didn’t hold back when questioned about one of his most infamous film roles while appearing on a panel recently.
George Clooney has absolutely roasted his own take on Batman.
The 60-year-old filmmaker was at the DGA Theater in New York City after the screening of his next film, as a director, The tender bar, starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One), Lily Rabe (American horror story) and Christopher Lloyd (Return to the future).
A reporter present only had to ask Clooney about playing the caped crusader in 1997 on Batman and robin – and if he would do it again or not.
“I made a superhero movie and screwed it up so much that they wouldn’t let me get anywhere near the set,” said the Oscar-winning actor.
Shyly, she added, “I don’t want to get into all the bats’ nipples,” referring to her interview last year with Howard Stern, in which she was advising costume designers for upcoming DC Comics. The flash to remove the nips on the new swimsuit.
He also said at the time that it “physically hurt” him to see the Joel Schumacher movie again. Batman and Robin.
The actor then walked away from superhero movies to discuss his strengths as a filmmaker. “My job, where my bread is buttered, is the kind of movies I grew up in in the 60s and 70s, which is kind of a prime time for American cinema, which was based on stories,” he explained. Clooney.
Let’s hope his wife Amal Almuddin Clooney is a fan of his period work, as she won’t see her turn as Batman any time soon. Last week, at another press conference for her new job, Amal revealed that her husband “won’t let me see” the movie, she said.
“I want my wife to respect me a little bit,” Clooney said.
It is not the first time that Clooney has spoken about his disastrous role as Batman. Late last year, the actor admitted that the film nearly ended his career.
It was only when he and director Steven Soderbergh got the 1998 crime comedy. Out of sight that his fortune changed.
Speaking from his home in Los Angeles, Clooney said Sun: “Steven was coming off a couple flops and I was coming off Batman and robin and we both needed a hit. Our backs were against the wall, in a way.
“I was still doing IT IS at that time and there were always these conversations about whether you can go from television to cinema.
“It was a big problem, and I was losing that argument.
“After Batman and robin I realized that I was going to be responsible for the movie, not just the acting. And then we waited, and when I found that movie (Out of sight), we chased Steven to direct it.
“There was an assistant director and he left because he said that I was not a film actor.
“All went well. Steven directed that movie to hell, he did a beautiful job with it. “
This article originally appeared on NY Mail and was reproduced with permission.