Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Julia Roberts on the November 2017 Cover of Harper's Bazaar UK Magazine


We rarely see Julia Roberts on the red carpet but you can catch her on the November 2017 cover of Harper's Bazaar UK magazine. On the cover which was shot by Alexi Lubormirski, Julia is wearing a RALPH & RUSSO SPRING 2017 COUTURE gown. In the issue she talks rarely pursing roles, turning 50 & not looking back, gender pay gap and so much more. Continue below to read excerpts from Julia's interview and to see some images from her fashion spread. For more on Julia's feature, visit HarpersBazaar.co.uk and pick up a copy on newsstand. 


Victoria Beckham coat, Kalita dress and Chopard jewelry


On what she was like when she was younger:
I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films.

On working on several films with her husband:
There's comfort there, but also terror, which is a good combination. Terror because the person I want to impress most is looking right at me.

On turning 50 and preferring to look ahead rather than back:
Too much thinking and pondering, it's exhausting me. Because we're still moving forward, aren't we?

On how she rarely pursues new roles:
I just wait to see what comes along, as opposed to looking for it. It makes it fun and organic…there's an almost unfair bar that a script has to attain for me to say, 'I'm going to drop everything for this.' Sometimes I think, 'I'm pretending my name is Jane and I work in a bank. That's kinda silly – I'm a grown-up woman!

On whether she would consider giving up acting:
Well, if I did much less, I wouldn't be in the business at all. I was saying to my husband the other day that I haven't worked in almost a year.

On always being selective when choosing her roles:
Remember why you're doing what you're doing. That's your anchor. Cultivate your taste and decision making. I didn't work for a couple of years in my twenties, because I was being offered scripts and thinking 'Is it me or is this all just crap?' I figured I could cover my rent and wait for something good. I'd been spoilt with some great jobs already, so I was like, 'Why do that part with that person, when I was just doing that part with these people!

On the gender pay gap in Hollywood:
I put down my stone in a path that will keep going, and I'm proud of that, but I don't feel it's my place to bang the drum at this time. I just don't get all crazy over things. I have a maternal approach: 'OK, everybody settle down, we'll figure this out.

On feeling content about what she has already achieved in her career:
Deep down, we all know you can't stand on the top point of a pinnacle on your tiptoes, and not at some point lose your balance, or get tired, or say, 'OK somebody else take over, I have to go to the bathroom.' There are great things I've accomplished and I'd be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband. But you know what? I've been spoilt already.



Valentino dress and Tiffany & Co jewellery



Adam Lippes coat and jumper with Tiffany & Co jewellery,

Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK
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