George Clooney talks about his role in ‘The Descendants’: “I like parts that are out of my comfort zone”

With Alexander Payne’s The Descendants hitting theaters this week, star George Clooney spoke about the challenges of his latest role with the Envelope Screening Series.

The film, which also co-stars with Judy Greer and Matthew Lillard, has Clooney portraying a father, Matt King, who must emotionally reconnect with his two younger daughters. After his wife is injured in a boating accident, he delves into switching gears in his career and essentially leaving his comfort zone.

Normally cast as an overachiever, The Ides of March director shared that after reading the script for The Descendants, what ultimately appealed to him was taking on a character that wasn’t an overachiever, who also lacks insight, traits Clooney fans have seen the actor exude so many times before.  The fact that The Descendants central character also had to deal with his failures, and consistently loses throughout the film helped seal the deal for the long time actor.

Watch George Clooney talk about his role in The Descendants below.

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