Amal Clooney Will Take a Page from Angelina's Book and Use Her Newfound Fame for Good

There's video! Of her talking!

Amal Clooney
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It wouldn't be an interview with top human rights lawyer Amal Clooney without a few questions about her trophy husband George (opens in new tab), but at least in this one (opens in new tab)—her first on U.S. television—they talk about how she's trying to prevent the Maldives from becoming an extremist state that churns out ISIS recruits at the highest per capita rate in the world.

But back to the stuff that's not about bringing democracy to a nation that only knew it briefly before its president was overthrown and jailed. "I think it's wonderful that celebrities would choose to spend their time or energy or, you know, the spotlight that they have to raise awareness about these causes," she said when NBC News's Cynthia McFadden brought up (opens in new tab) her newfound fame. "I don't really see myself in the same way because I'm still doing the same job that I used to do before."

For more on her work to free deposed democratic leader Mohamed Nasheed and a John McCain cameo that would make Leslie Knope weep, watch the video below.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.