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George Clooney on how Covid-19 ‘changed a lot of the tone’ of ‘The Midnight Sky’ and how he discovered newcomer Caoilinn Springall [Exclusive Video Interview]

George Clooney on how Covid-19 ‘changed a lot of the tone’ of ‘The Midnight Sky’ and how he discovered newcomer Caoilinn Springall [Exclusive Video Interview]

George Clooney’s “The Midnight Sky” also stars Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir, but Clooney’s right-hand man in the film is a little girl, newcomer Caoilinn Springall. The Netflix drama, which premieres Wednesday, marks the feature film debut of the 8-year-old, who was the last person to audition among “hundreds” of girls, Clooney tells Gold Derby in a joint interview with Springall (watch above).

“She walked in and it felt immediately like Caoilinn was the right one,” the two-time Oscar winner shares. “There are things that are tricky to do as an actor — not just young actors, any actor — which is it’s hard to be afraid, to be scared. So we did some improvising and stuff like that, and Caoilinn did a great job. And I called her up and asked her if she wanted to do it.”

“I remember when George was holding the camera and just went,

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