• George Clooney said his friends would choose him if they need to pick someone to help them in a survival scenario
  • He admitted the internet intimidates him and he considers himself a "Luddite"
  • The "Money Monster" star did a lot of sewing during the lockdown

George Clooney has opened up about his survival skills and what has been keeping him busy during the lockdowns.

The "Money Monster" star, who graces the cover of AARP The Magazine's February/March issue, spoke about the surprising skills that would make him the ideal companion for any survival scenario in his interview with the outlet.

"If we were on an island and you had to pick somebody to help you survive, I would pick me. Ask all of my friends and they would pick me, too. I can make a waterspout out of this and a pitcher out of that," he said.

But while he may have no problem surviving a trip to a deserted island, Clooney admitted that there is one thing that still stumps him: the internet. He confessed to being intimidated by "anything on the internet" and said he considers himself a "Luddite."

During the interview, the actor also touched on one incident in 2018 that intensified his distaste for social media, recalling people prioritizing taking photos of his scooter accident instead of helping him.

"I'm not a cynical guy, but I will always, always remember that moment, because nobody was jumping to go call for help or coming to help. For them the worst moment of my life was entertainment," Clooney explained.

"People are getting killed because they're taking a shot of a car crash coming toward them. We're living in this world where everybody is trying to make themselves fascinating or important or something. When the reality is: Put that phone down.”

Clooney also talked fondly about his family, including his exchange of letters with his wife, Amal Clooney, and what has kept him busy during the pandemic lockdowns. His activities include wood staining the entire interior, exterior and furniture of their home and sewing his wife and twin children Ella and Alexander's clothes.

"I do a lot of sewing the kids' clothes and my wife's dress that tore a couple of times," he shared. "I was a bachelor for a long time and didn't have any money, and you have to learn how to repair things.”

In a previous interview, Clooney admitted that he did not expect to have a family of his own after his divorce from ex Talia Balsam in 1993. However, he said everything changed when he met wife Amal.

"There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me. It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me," Clooney was quoted by People as saying.

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George Clooney didn't dance with Meghan Markle and kate Middleton at the royal wedding reception. Pictured: Clooney attends "The Men Who Stare At Goats" premiere at the Sala Grande during the 66th Venice Film Festival on Sept. 8, 2009 in Venice, Italy. Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole