[8:28] Cast member George Clooney talks to the media during a news conference at the City of Arts and Sciences ahead of the premiere of the movie "Tomorrowland" in Valencia
George Clooney talks to reporters ahead of the premiere of the movie "Tomorrowland" in Valencia, Spain, May 19, 2015. Reuters/Heino Kalis

George Clooney recently sat down for a chat with his longtime friend Charlie Rose of “CBS This Morning” atop One World Trade Center in the New York City building's 100th-floor observatory. The actor recalled his 2014 proposal to his wife Amal Clooney, saying it took her by surprise, while he was at his humorous best. He went on to jokingly say that his wife didn’t give him an immediate answer and just kept on saying "Oh my god" and "Wow."

“Listen, I’m 52 and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I’m going to throw a hip out. I might not be able to stand back up!” the Hollywood heartthrob reminisced. Clooney, now 54, said that they had never talked about marriage before he popped the question, Entertainment Weekly reported.

He popped the question at home, and had even “cued up a playlist” of some of his aunt Rosemary Clooney’s songs. Clooney knew quite early that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Amal. But, the actor said that it took the human rights lawyer a while for the surprise to sink in. The couple got engaged after seven months of dating.

Since getting married to Amal, things have changed for the actor. There are the “obvious things” like less closet space, he joked. But on a serious note, the Oscar winner said that now he has someone with whom he can talk and someone about whom he cares more than he has cared about anything.

After gushing about his life after marriage, Clooney talked about his time in Hollywood. He said he now hoped to be more behind-the-scenes than on screen in the next phrase of his career. He has made his mark as an actor, producer, director and writer. He told Rose that he was more interested in filmmaking than being in front of the camera. Clooney ended with a note that it was not fun aging on camera. His fururistic film ‘'Tomorrowland” hits theaters Friday.

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