At the time, she used to write sitcoms for Columbia Pictures, and gave Clooney his first role in 1987. "I turned down George Clooney for sex. He was cute-as, and he asked me out! But there was always hostility between the writers and the actors, because the actors earned more," Lette said.
But when Clooney asked her out on a date, she recalled telling him that she did not go out with actors. "You put other people's words in your mouths, when you don't know where they"ve been," she said.
"Years later, living in London, now with two babies and covered in vomit, I had a visit from one of my writer friends. We were watching ER and I was like, 'Wow, look at that Dr Ross. Isn't he gorgeous?' And she was like, 'That"s the guy you cast, who asked you out.' I screamed, I cried, I lay in the foetal position on the floor. I should probably call George up now and say, About that date..." she added.