Despite enjoying popularity in Japan equal to that in just about every other part of the world, George Clooney hadn’t been in the country for eight years. That changed last month when he arrived in Tokyo for the Japan premiere of the Disney fantasy adventure Tomorrowland.
But something was different from when he last showed up to promote Ocean’s 13 back in 2007—Clooney is no longer Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor. He was married last September to Beirut-born British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The couple are still apparently in honeymoon mode, holding hands as they walked through Haneda Airport before walking together on the red carpet at the Roppongi Hills premiere. Since Clooney has mentioned in interviews that they will never spend more than seven days apart, it’s not surprising she joined him on the Japan leg of his promotional tour.
In the film, Clooney plays a former boy inventor who mentors a teenage girl whose scientific curiosity leads her to a futuristic world called Tomorrowland, based on plans Walt Disney was working on when he died. The film had a less-than-spectacular opening in the U.S., but Clooney is hoping to turn things around in Japan. “Disney will give a bottle of sake to everyone who comes to see it in the theater,” he joked at the premiere.
Tomorrowland is in theaters now.