George Clooney, Idris Elba talk about PH devastation in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Clooney believes "celebrities will rally in support of those affected by the typhoon.

The Associated Press (via MB.com.ph) reports that "the mounting death toll in the Philippines weighed heavily on the minds of George Clooney and Idris Elba, honored at the Britannia Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles."

 

The report noted: "Clooney said he was following the news about Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines), which hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippines Friday. As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone from one of the worst storms ever recorded." Cooney then added that he believes "celebrities will rally in support of those affected by the typhoon, as they did for earthquake-ravaged Haiti and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina."

 

"We did the Golden Globes a week before we did the Haiti telethon and we were able to sort of rally some troops around and we'll see what goes on from here and see what we're able to do. It's just happened a day ago so we're figuring it out," he said.

 

Clooney’s fellow honoree Idris Elba (Heimdall in the Thor movies), also said, "I'm so, so upset about what's happened there. I mean it's such a tragedy. My thoughts to all the people and people who have lost their homes and all the deaths."

 

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