NEWS: There’s a spanking in George Clooney’s new comedy The Descendants. Clooney plays “a land baron who tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.” In an emotional hospital scene he ends up connecting a little too well…with his eldest daughter’s backside!
Clooney says it was the most difficult scene to get right:
The trickiest one for us was the hospital scene when I am yelling at my comatose wife because it’s a very angry emotional scene and right on the heels of that is me spanking my 17-year-old daughter and all the comedy that ensues. That was tricky because it was such a hard 180 turn. It was a difficult scene to do for all of us I think. We were all trying to find the right tone. There’s an element if you watch that scene after I bring the kids in that you sort of have to start low and let it accelerate until he spanks her…it’s pacing.