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Clooney: Amal is a grown woman

George Clooney thinks Sandra Bullock was “the right guy” for his latest movie.

The handsome actor married British Human Rights lawyer Amal last September. The 37-year-old has spent the last few days in the Maldives to meet with the country’s deposed president Mohamed Nasheed to try and secure his freedom. Having his wife in an unstable country is a deep concern for the 54-year-old star.

“She's a grown woman with her own career," the Tomorrowland star conceded to Entertainment Tonight. "It's tough when they're stabbing her co-counsellor [defence lawyer Mahfooz Saeed] in the head a couple days before she gets there. It's a little nerve wracking. But she's doing the right thing and she's doing it for the right reasons."

George previously admitted that he wanted to fly out to support his spouse but she refused. While Amal has currently moved her fight to the capital of Sri Lanka, George decided to distract himself from his worry by attending the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest movie, Our Brand is Crisis.

The star produced the film, which sees Sandra Bullock taking on a role that was originally intended for a male actor.

“It was a role written for a man," he explained. "Sandy finally came on board and we sort of switched things around. She was exactly the right guy to make the film."

George thinks this is an example of how Hollywood can combat the ongoing issue of there not being enough strong roles for female stars.

“You'll see this happening a lot, where they talk about there aren't a lot of great roles for women," he continued. "The truth of the matter is there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film. So we need to start thinking that way."

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