We’ve been given this absolutely fantastic extended featurette which is simply George Clooney and Director Alexander Payne talking about The Descendants but it’s so much more than that as they touch on their own experiences on movies and some of their favourite actors and experiences in their own careers.

The featurettes 12 minute featurette focuses on 4 main areas, Directing Drama and Comedy, Acting and Character and  Shooting Style but Clooney gives us some great insights into working on ER and it’s so nice to hear both of them talking about their own little experiences on different sets and what they obviously love to do.

The Descendants has just been nominated for (among others), Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director so this is definitely one to watch. If you’ve not seen our review of the movie, have a read here after you’ve watched the below which contains no spoilers for the movie.

The Descendants co-stars Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Amara Miller, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel, Patricia Hastie and is released in UK cinemas today.

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar®-winning SIDEWAYS, THE DESCENDANTS is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads.  Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki.  He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters – 10 year-old precocious Scottie (Amara Miller) and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) – while wrestling with a decision to sell his family’s land. Handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last priceless virgin parcels of tropical beach in the islands.