George Clooney's Warning To All Media Over Meghan
George Clooney has issued a stern warning to UK media, telling them they should “be a little kinder” to the new mum.
Following the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, George Clooney has come out swinging in defence of his close friends in the wake of increased media attention.
Speaking to The Associated Press on Tuesday at the premiere of his miniseries 'Catch 22', Clooney explained that media scrutiny will intensify now that she and Prince Harry are parents, with such attention being what comes with being part of the royal family.
And while the new parents seem to handle such attention flawlessly, Clooney added that the coverage steps "into a really dark place" when the media interviews people's parents.
He said "the press turned on them" and he thinks people should be kinder because "she's a young woman who just had a baby."
The star later joked that the birth of baby Archie had eclipsed his own birthday on the same day.
"It was a little irritating because that kid really is stealing my thunder!" he said."This was my day! I was sharing it already with Orson Welles and Sigmund Freud!"
He then shared his delight over the pair's happy news, saying, "I'm very happy. They're a lovely couple, so it's very exciting."
Clooney’s wife, Amal, attended the duchess' baby shower and the Clooneys have vacationed with the royal couple, and also attended Meghan and Prince Harry's star-studded wedding last May.
Just three months ago, Clooney came to the defence of the former 'Suits' star, saying, "They're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere, she's been pursued and vilified."
"She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and it's history repeating itself," he said at the time, adding, "We've seen how that ends."