Lisa Whelchel: Why I Didn’t Date George Clooney
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Lisa Whelchel discussed many things in an interview this week. Among those things was Mr. George Clooney and his stint as her co-star on The Facts of Life.
“The truth is, he was kind of in his twenties, he was young, he was gawky, he was so much fun! He’s really aged quite well. Back then, it was kinda fun to have a big brother around.”
Lisa Whelchel added, “I don’t know, maybe I was just not smart, or not thinking ahead, because I did not anticipate what he would grow into. I think if I had, I would’ve worn makeup to rehearsal a little bit more often.”
Clooney is now 53 and Lisa Whelchel has forever missed out, because the eternal bachelor is now engaged to Amal Alamuddin. Too bad, they would have made a cute couple.
Whelchel isn’t hurting, though. She is pretty busy herself. Lisa Whelchel also talked about her new upcoming Hallmark Channel movie, For Better or For Worse. The new movie stars another Facts of Life alum, Kim Fields. You may know her as the lovable Tootie.
Lisa Whelchel is excited to be working on this particular movie and to be working with Kim Fields again.
Lisa Whelchel said, “I am pitched a lot of scripts that are family-friendly, and I hate to say it, but a lot of them are really, really cheesy. Either that or they’re just trying to hit you over the head with a message. So when I got this one, I thought it was a great script, a delightful comedy that happened to have a nice message. I was enamored by it, so I signed on.”
I’m sure that is certainly true. Some of those movies really do push the cheese factor.
Kim Fields is just as happy to be working with Lisa Whelchel again. She says it’s just like old times.
“They sent me the script and said that Lisa was attached, and I thought it was a great story. And after all the directing and producing, I loved not having those responsibilities. I could show up, get to work with someone I adore, and then go home! And I got to be comfortable in my post-baby skin!”
Fans of Lisa Whelchel and The Facts of Life just might enjoy seeing the two work together again!
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