George Clooney Dishes About Matt Damon, Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Prank on GMA
Continuing his media tour for The Monuments Men, George Clooney recently paid a promotional visit to ABC Studios in New York City.
The 52-year-old actor was in the house for an interview on Good Morning America, and the conversation inevitably turned to his much-talked-about prank on Matt Damon, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
George explained, “I sent [Fey] a letter on Matt Damon stationery that said, ‘Dear Tina, I may sound like a hypocrite because I laughed at the jokes about George and about Leo but they’re kind of known for that and, you know, when you called me a garbage man, you know, it really hurt me and my kid calls me a garbage man now.’”
From there, Fey and Poehler sent two fruit baskets to Damon with two notes. The first was apologetic and the second revealed they figured out the joke.
Clooney recalled the letter, saying, “If your note is part of some George Clooney prank, as I very strongly suspect it is, you A-list amateurs are going to have to step it the f— up. We are not some easily confused starlets here. We are grown-ass, professional comedians. Please accept this fruit as a token of our sincerity. Best wishes, Elizabeth Tina Fey, Amy ‘Boston’ Poehler.”
Meanwhile, during the Monuments Men filming process, George also got the best of Damon, explaining, “Matt was rushing to lose weight, and I’d have the wardrobe people take in his uniform every day, so that no matter how much he was losing, the clothes felt tight on him.”