If dr. Doug Ross and Nurse Carol Hathaway were George Clooney and Julianna Margulies arguably the most popular on-screen couple ever with their roles on ER.
And whether in the emergency room or in the bedroom, the duo lit up their scenes together on the five-season NBC medical drama series (1994-2000).
And now, more than two decades since their respective departures from the hit show, Margulies and Clooney had a heartbreaking reunion when she attended a special screening of The Tender Bar in New York City.
Reunited and it feels so good! ER star Julianna Margulies and George Clooney all smiled as they reunited Wednesday at a special screening of his new directorial effort, The Tender Bar, in New York City.
Hot on-screen duo: Clooney and Margulies were ER’s leading couple during much of their five seasons together on ER (1994-2000)
The former ER lead couple showed their chemistry again during their reunion.
Margulies’ was overjoyed when she cornered Clooney, who was besieged by benefactors and colleagues who congratulated him on his latest directorial effort with The Tender Bar.
Clooney, who? having just returned from a promotional trip to the UK for the coming-of-age film, looked equally excited to see his former co-star when they met at Wednesday’s screening.
Coolly seeping in a black suit and matching shirt, the 60-year-old man of honor answered with open arms and the two hugged each other for a hug.
Something special: In an April interview, Margulies revealed that she and Clooney were in love while filming ER
Another reunion: Clooney and Margulies were also reunited when he was honored with the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award in Hollywood in June 2018; they are pictured with Margulies’ husband Keith Lieberthal in the middle
In an April interview, Margulies revealed that she and Clooney were in love while filming ER.
“That can’t happen if you’re not in love,” the actress, 55, told People of their steamy connection on camera, adding, “And with George and me, it was so organic.”
Since leaving ER more than 21 years ago, the duo have reunited several times, including when Clooney was honored with the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood in June 2018.
And during those two decades away from ER, the two both found the love of their lives: Margulies has been married to Keith Lieberthal since November 2007, and Clooney married Amal Alamuddin in September 2014.
Making the rounds: Clooney also had a moment to chat with filmmaker and novelist Rebecca Miller, wife of acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Doing the rounds: Clooney also stopped to talk to writer and journalist Gay Talese
Fan-friendly: The director stopped to sign autographs for fans as he left the DGA Theater after a question-and-answer panel for his new film The Tender Bar
During the special screening of The Tender Bar in Manhattan, Clooney also stopped to pose with a number of people, including filmmaker and novelist Rebecca Miller and writer and writer and journalist Gay Talese.
After the event, which included a question-and-answer session, the two-time Oscar winner was bombarded by fans, but Clooney was kind enough to stop by and sign some autographs and snap a few photos.
Written by Oscar winner William Monahan (The Departed and The Gambler), The Tender Bar is an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner JR Moehringer’s bestselling memoir of the same name.
George Clooney Leaves DGA Theater After Attending Q&A for His New Movie The Tender Bar
Clooney leaves the DGA Theater after doing a Q&A for his new movie The Tender Bar on October 13, 2021 in New York City
Starring Ben Affleck, Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan, Matthew Delamater, Daniel Ranieri and Rhenzy Feliz.
The film tells the story of JR (Sheridan), a boy growing up in Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his Uncle Charlie (Affleck’s) bar, according to Deadline. While his mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities that are denied her, and to leave her father’s (Lloyd) dilapidated house, JR begins to pursue his romantic and professional dreams.
Clooney had his wife, Amal Clooney, by his side for the world premiere of The Tender Bar at the BFI London Film Festival on October 10.
It is scheduled for a limited release in the US on December 17, and then on Amazon Prime Video on January 7, 2022.
Love of his life: Clooney had his wife, Amal Clooney, by his side for the world premiere of The Tender Bar during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 10