We’ve seen her walk red carpets in style alongside her movie star husband, but let it be known that Amal Clooney is more than just a pretty face.
As an international law and human rights attorney, the 39-year-old is an outspoken voice for those who cannot speak up — and she’s definitely not taking her high-profile marriage to George as a hindrance to her work.
In an interview for BBC News at Six, the Lebanese-British attorney clarified how she views the fame that’s come with her marriage as “a really good thing,” and a form of encouragement to become more invested the happenings of our world.
“I mean, there’s a lot of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen,” she said. “I think if there are more people who now understand what’s happening about the Yazidis and ISIS, and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it’s a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get.”
Clooney, who is currently expecting twins, has recently taken on ISIS on behalf of her client, Nadia Murad, a human trafficking survivor. However, according to George, she will no longer be traveling to dangerous countries while pregnant.
“We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. I will not go to South Sudan anymore and or the Congo [and] Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she will avoid places where she knows she is not welcome,” George shared in an interview with Paris Match last month.
“Before, I did not care. I would even say that there was a pretty exciting side to going where no reporter had ever been,” he said, adding that he and his wife are anxious enough just expecting two babies.
“How can we not be anxious when faced with this immense responsibility? To give birth to a child in this world — never mind two! We are very happy, very excited, but also a bit nervous, it's normal,” he said.
[H/T Twitter /@sass1h]