George Clooney says it took wife Amal 'about 28 minutes' to accept his proposal |


George Clooney says it took wife Amal 'about 28 minutes' to accept his proposal

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It’s no secret that George Clooney is the happiest he’s ever been—and as he promotes his futuristic film, Tomorrowland, it’s only fitting that he discusses what’s in his real-life future.

Clooney sat down with CBS’ Charlie Rose for a chat atop One World Trade Center in the brand new 100th-floor observatory, where he revealed to Rose that his wife Amal Clooney didn’t give him an immediate answer to his marriage proposal.

“We had never talked about it so there wasn’t like a ‘Hey, maybe we should get married.’ Literally, I dropped it on her…and she just kept saying, ‘Oh my god,’ and ‘Wow!’” he recalled. “We just sat there and finally I said, ‘Listen, I’m 52 and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I’m going to throw a hip out. I might not be able to stand back up!”

After gushing about how his life has changed since meeting his wife, Clooney also touched on his time in the Hollywood.With credits as an actor, producer, director and a writer, the Oscar winner hopes to be more behind-the-scenes than on the screen in the next chapter of his career.

“I think that’s just a natural progression for actors as they age. It’s not much fun aging on camera,” he said. “I’m much more interested in the process of filmmaking than I am necessarily being in front of the camera.”

Watch the full CBS This Morning interview on CBS’ website.