As Dr. Doug Ross and Nurse Carol Hathaway, George Clooney and Julianna Margulies were once, arguably, the hottest onscreen couple with their roles on ER.
And whether it was in the emergency room or in the bedroom, the duo lit up their scenes together on the NBC medical drama series for the five season (1994-2000).
And now, more than two-decades since their respective departures from the hit show, Margulies and Clooney had a heart-pumping 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 were all smiles when they reunited at a special screening of his new directorial effort, The Tender Bar, in New York City on Wednesday
Hot onscreen duo: Clooney and Margulies were ER’s leading couple during much of their five season run together on ER (1994-2000)
ER’s former leading couple put their chemistry back on display during their reunion.
Margulies’ was overjoyed when she cornered Clooney, who was being besieged by well-wishers and colleagues who were congratulating him on his latest directorial effort with The Tender Bar.
Clooney, who had only just returned from a promotional trip to the UK for the coming-of-age film, looked equally jazzed to see his former co-star when they met eyes at Wednesday’s screening.
Oozing cool in a black suit and matching dress shirt, the 60-year-old man of the honor reciprocated with open arms and two embraced for a hug.
Something special: In an interview back in April, Margulies revealed that she and Clooney had crushes on each other while they filmed ER
Another reunion: Clooney and Margulies 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 standing in the middle
In an interview back in April, Margulies revealed that she and Clooney had crushes on each other while they filmed ER.
‘That can’t happen if you don’t have a crush on each other,’ the actress, 55, told People of their steamy on-camera connection, adding, ‘And with George and me, it was so organic.’
Since moving on from ER more than 21 years ago, the duo have reunited a few times, including when Clooney was honored with the 46th American Film Institute Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 2018.
And during those two-decades away from ER, the two have both found the loves of their lives: Margulies has been married to Keith Lieberthal since November 2007 and Clooney tied-the-knot with Amal Alamuddin in September 2014.
Making the rounds: Clooney also had a moment to chat with filmmaker and novelist Rebecca Miller, who’s the wife of acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis
Making the rounds: Clooney also stopped to chat with writer and journalist Gay Talese
Fan Friendly: The director stopped to sign autographs for fans as he was leaving the DGA Theater after doing a Q&A 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 Q-and-A session, the two-time Oscar winner was bombarded by fans, but still Clooney was gracious enough to stop and sign some autographs and take a few photos.
Written by Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed and The Gambler), The Tender Bar is an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer’s bestselling memoir of the same name.
George Clooney Leaving the DGA Theater after Attending a Q&A for his new film The Tender Bar
Clooney leaves the DGA Theater after doing a Q&A for his new film The Tender Bar on October 13, 2021 in New York city
It stars Ben Affleck, Lily Rabe, Tye Sheridan, Matthew Delamater, Daniel Ranieri and Rhenzy Feliz, among others.
The film tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a boy growing up in Long Island who seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle Charlie’s (Affleck) bar, according to Deadline. As his mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her, and to leave the rundown home of her father (Lloyd), J.R. 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 slated to have a limited release in the US on December 17 and then drop on Amazon Prime Video 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