David Oyelowo says George Clooney ruined his ‘mind-blowingly moving’ meeting with Barack Obama

Clooney and Oyelowo

  • During an interview with late-night host Conan O'Brien, Oyelowo recalled his "mind-blowingly moving" first meeting with President Barack Obama when he screened his civil rights movie "Selma" at the White House in 2014.
  • Oyelowo said that the former president invited him and three other people into a secret room at the White House where the Gettysburg Address was kept in a glass cabinet.
  • "He took us in to look at it, and I kid you not, the most incredible thing happened: he started reading it," Oyelowo said, adding that President Obama went on to "read the entire thing."
  • However, Oyelowo's special moment with Obama was spoiled when he told George Clooney the story on a recent film shoot.
  • Clooney told the actor: "Oh yeah, Barack, he did that to me." 
  • "It turns out this is something President Obama did all the time?" Conan asked. "It's like a bit," Oyelowo confirmed. "It's his little thing he does."
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