George Clooney complains about Australian quarantine despite spending it in a mansion
Many returning citizens had to endure two weeks in cramped, airless hotels under the Australian government’s hotel quarantine system.
And George Clooney complained on Monday about his own quarantine circumstances – despite the visiting Hollywood actor being granted an exemption to hide in a large Southern Highland estate rather than a small hotel room.
“You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you are finally allowed to go out and breathe,” said the 60-year-old. WTF podcast host Marc Maron about his situation.
Growling George: George Clooney complained on Monday about his quarantine circumstances in Australia – despite the visiting Hollywood actor being exempt from staying in a hotel room like most Australian expats have had to endure. Pictured with Amal Clooney last month
However, images obtained by Daily Mail Australia last month showed that far from being locked in a CBD hotel, the Batman & Robin star stayed at a lavish $ 9 million property 90 minutes outside of Sydney.
The A-lister spent his entire time in NSW at Mount Robertson Farm and could be seen walking the grounds with his wife Amal Clooney and their children.
They were also joined by Clooney’s longtime pal and collaborator Grant Heslov.
Tough Life: “You have to stay in one place for 14 days until you are finally allowed to go out and breathe,” WTF podcast host Marc Maron said of his situation. George and Amal seen here during their awe-inspiring quarantine digs
Boasting stunning views and rainforest-themed dining, theater and billiards, Mount Robertson Farm has become a haven for various Hollywood guests.
Situated in a remote part of town with expansive grounds and manicured gardens, the sprawling property is sort of a fortress within the Australian Fortress.
Armed guards patrolled the grounds during the Clooney’s stay as part of their essential travel bubble, while chefs, waiters, housekeepers and guards did their jobs inside.
The vast acreage was once owned by millionaire real estate developer John Boyd and his wife Marly.
Rough life! Images obtained by Daily Mail Australia last month showed that far from being locked in a CBD hotel, the Batman & Robin star stayed at a lavish $ 9 million property 90 minutes from Sydney.
Mount Robertson Farm can now be booked for weddings, business functions, and has even been used as a film location.
Marly once described the vacation home as “paradise”, revealing that her family often escaped with their lives on the northern beaches to enjoy the serenity of the place.
The farmhouse was built of sandstone taken from an old church in Glebe and is described as a ‘long, low masterpiece built on top of a hill’.
“Flanked by two high-ceilinged wings, the house follows the contours of the land and with its large floor-to-ceiling glass, cedar trim and sandstone, it is the perfect example of ‘organic architecture'”, a profile of the house.
Luxury living: the master bedroom has two separate toilets and a shower, while a spacious accommodation for the servants is located under the mansion with a fully functional kitchen and bedroom.
The master bedroom has two separate toilets and a shower, while a large room for the servants is located under the mansion with a fully functional kitchen and bedroom.
The main living room overlooks the greenery while the dining room is decorated like a rainforest. The house includes a hunting lodge, a billiard room and a theater.
The land can accommodate helicopters for easy access to and from the city.
Interviewer: Marc Maron (pictured 2019) interviewed the Hollywood heavyweight for his popular WTF podcast
George spent two weeks in the Southern Highland home before flying to the Whitsundays to film the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise.
In the film, George and Julia Roberts play a divorced couple who travel to Bali in a desperate attempt to prevent their daughter, played by Kaitlyn Dever, from marrying.
The film will be shot entirely in Queensland, with the picturesque Whitsundays doubling for Bali.
Other filming locations include the Gold Coast and Brisbane, and the production is expected to generate $ 47 million for the economy and create more than 270 jobs.
Project: George spent two weeks in the Southern Highland home before flying to the Whitsundays to film the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise with Julia Roberts (both pictured in 2016)