“My extended family (half of Beirut) loved it too,” the Hollywood star said after seeing this local theatre production.
They’re regarded as one of Hollywood’s most kind-hearted couples—and George and Amal Clooney’s latest gesture has done little to disprove that reputation.
The Hollywood actor and human rights lawyer gave one local actress the surprise of her life, after watching her star in a production of My Fair Lady in the UK.
Bethan Nash, who’s playing the lead role of Eliza Doolittle at The Mill theatre in the village of Sonning-on-Thames, shared a photo of a bouquet sent by the A-list couple on Instagram last week.
According to the actress, the pair sent flowers along with a touching note after taking in the George Bernard Shaw-inspired musical just after Christmas.
“This is better than fairy dust! A letter and flowers from George and Amal Clooney,” Nash captioned the image of the blooms.
The photo also captures the hand-written letter that accompanied the bouquet, in which George purportedly writes: “Amal and I wanted to thank you for a fantastic night of theatre.”
“We loved every minute of it. You were all so wonderful,” the note from the philanthropic couple, who last year pledged Dhs9.18 million towards helping educate Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Dhs3.67 million towards fighting hate groups in the US, continues.
“My extended family (half of Beirut) loved it too. Thank you and have a great run. Love, George and Amal.”
The couple, who own a property in Sonning-on-Thames (about 40 miles west of London), were presumably enjoying a festive night out with family after welcoming twins last year.
Amal’s mother Baria has previously accompanied the celebrity couple at public events, walking the red carpet with them at a premiere just last October.
British-Lebanese lawyer and activist Amal gave birth to Ella and Alexander in June, almost three years after tying the knot with Ocean’s Eleven actor George.
The couple are typically private about their personal lives, though George did reveal his experience of fatherhood with his twins has been “really fun” so far.
The director-producer dished on the couple’s approach to parenting in November, telling the Sydney Morning Herald “[the twins] are the best audience I’ve ever had”.
“Five months ago, they weren’t here. And now, they’re both very different; he’s this little thug, this out-there personality, and she’s very sweet-natured and dainty,” the Oscar winner said.
When quizzed on his nappy-changing abilities, George revealed the A-list couple do everything themselves, rather than rely on a nanny.
“What’s the point of being a parent if you don’t get your hands dirty? That’s what it’s all about,” he told the Australian newspaper.
The actor has also previously spoken about how meeting his accomplished wife changed his life.
“All I know is that it sort of changed everything in terms of what I thought my future – my future personal future – was going to be,” he told People in 2015. “I’ve always been an optimist about the world.
“I wasn’t always completely optimistic about how it was going to work out personally for me. But now I am.”