The internet is abuzz with speculation over which airline’s offer of $35 million dollars for a day’s work did Hollywood megastar George Clooney reject.
The buzz was triggered by Clooney’s recent interview with the Guardian where talks about movies, parenting and paydays.
“Well, yeah. I was offered $35m for one day’s work for an airline commercial, but I talked to Amal [Clooney, the human rights lawyer he married in 2014] about it and we decided it’s not worth it. It was [associated with] a country that, although it’s an ally, is questionable at times, and so I thought: ‘Well if it takes a minute’s sleep away from me, it’s not worth it.’”
Clooney however did not disclose the name, only to spark more interest in finding out who it was with many, like Gary Leff, speculating that it might be US ally United Arab Emirates. But Leff then reconsiders and hints at Turkish airlines who ended up using a Hollywood star — a replacement for Clooney?
“Of course it’s possible I’ve got this wrong because Turkey might fall into this same category of country and Turkish Airlines went with Kevin Costner.” he writes.
Etihad did ad work featuring Nicole Kidman
Emirates did ad work featuring Jennifer Aniston: