While promoting “Midnight Sky” in an interview for Radio Sirius XM, George Clooney was asked what it was like to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Batman & Robin”.
For those who don’t remember, Schwarzenegge experienced the villainous Mr. Freeze, who ends up joining Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) and attempts to turn Gotham City into a frozen wasteland.
However, Clooney surprised everyone by saying that he had never been able to record with his co-star.
Although they appear together in several scenes, the star still said he hadn’t even seen Schwarzenegger during production.
“Hollywood is a big, monstrous machine that doesn’t stop working for a minute. What happens is I walked in and did as they said but never met him [Schwarzenegger] It depended on the editorial staff.
Speaking of which, “Batman & Robin” is considered Batman’s worst film adaptation, and only scored 11% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
And it seems it wasn’t just critics and fans who hated the 1997 feature film directed by Joel Schumacher.
Previously, Clooney himself spoke to GQ and blew up the sequel, claiming playing Bruce Wayne was one of his worst jobs.
“The only way to honestly talk about things is to recognize your own shortcomings,” he said, blaming himself for the film’s failure. “When I say ‘Batman & Robin’ is a bad movie, it’s because I did a bad job. I am responsible for this.
“But the truth is, I was sucked into the max during production, just like the rest of the cast. This is why none of them fell in the public taste. Neither Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenneger). Even the dialogs didn’t work… What was it: “Stay cool” ?. “
Recalling that Clooney’s next film is the sci-fi ‘Midnight Sky’, which opens December 23 on Netflix.
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In addition to acting, Clooney also enters as a director based on the script by Mark L. Smith, inspired by the novel “Good Morning, Midnight” by Lily Brooks-Dalton.
In the plot, Clooney plays Augustine, a lone scientist based in the Arctic who tries to prevent his colleagues from returning from a space mission to Earth, as the planet suffers from a mysterious global catastrophe.
The cast also includes Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Tiffany Boone and newcomer Caoilinn Springall.
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