Celebrity Soundbites

Julia Roberts:

[On taking a break from doing back to back films] "I felt like I had worked for 18 years at my career, and this is my reward that I get to stay home with my children."


Julia Roberts:

"My tastes [in work projects] are even pickier than they've ever been.  To pull your focus away from your family life, it has to be great."


Julia Roberts:

"I don't [really talk to my kids about my work]. I haven't had to.

I just say, 'Mommy's going to work,' and they know that my work somehow involves a trailer. But when I played Joanne Herring, we had done some portraits of me, copying pictures of Joanne, to use around her house. So I brought home this picture of me in this emerald-green gown, and I have these big diamonds on and the nails and the whole thing. The picture was sitting on the dining-room table, and Finn and Hazel came to dinner, and Hazel said, 'Oh, look at that picture. Cuckoo Mommy.' I couldn't believe she even knew it was me."


Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts:

"I am very fulfilled in my home life, and what films do for me is to create an ironclad structure that, in my life as a mom, does not exist. It is a shapeless blob of happy chaos-- so it's certainly nice to have that shape. Acting fulfills me in a creative way that has this myopic focus -- and it gives me something to talk about at dinner. That can't be underrated, really. A lot of the mom struggle in life is that everything happens within the four walls of the home, and it can lose its luster a little bit, maybe. You just have to bring it in from outside sometimes." - Allure, March