Amal Clooney has been making headlines in the United States for quite some time, but the esteemed British human rights lawyer has never actually spoken to U.S. media — until now, that is. In a televised interview with NBC News the wife of actor and notorious Hollywood playboy George Clooney opened up about all things celebrity.
Amal's interview was released Thursday. The 37-year-old Londoner revealed to the network that despite being married to one of the most well-known actors in the game and constantly seeing herself in tabloids, she hardly considers herself a celebrity, reports Us Weekly. Amal said she thinks celebrities are "wonderful" for sacrificing their privacy and using their platform to make a difference in the world, adding that she's careful about using her husband's last name to get things done or press certain issues. She told NBC that after marrying George, 54, she returned to her law career and has no plans of giving that up any time soon.
"I think it's wonderful celebrities would choose to spend their time or energy or, you know, the spotlight that they have to raise awareness about these causes," she said in reference to the many famous folks who have spoken out about human rights injustices. "I don't really see myself in the same way because I'm still doing the same job that I used to do before. So, if there's more attention paid for whatever reason...then I think it's good."
Even with the added spotlight Amal has managed to stay focused on her legal practice. In December 2015, she launched a scholarship program for young women living in Lebanon. According to Express UK, the scholarship, which she created in conjunction with 100 Lives Charity, helps to provide girls with educational opportunities they would not otherwise afford. A recipient will be chosen yearly based on their academic performance and level of interest in human rights as well as various international issues. Thus far just one scholarship has been awarded; It is said to have gone to Pamela Tebchrany, a Lebanese school girl who speaks three languages and graduated with high honors.
Amal isn't the only one with a hand in changing the world. Her husband, George, has been serving as the co-chair for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which is a $1 million prize awarded to people who put their own lives on the line to help others. The "Tomorrowland" actor will present the first prize during a grand ceremony in Armenia in April.
The Clooney's have been married since Sept. 27, 2014. They tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in Venice, Italy. Photos of the couple on their wedding day were released to People magazine.
Check out Amal's full interview below: