Julia Roberts for ELLE
ELLE Magazine September 2010 issue
Photographers: Tom Munro/Alexei Hay/Carter Smith
Julia’s got that Eat Shit and Die movie to plug, so she’s out there doing her little strut to sell tickets. First, the colorful, and skirting right up to the edge of being a little bitchy, soundbites.
On her family with husband Danny Moder: “The children became the shooting stars of him, of that thing we have. How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces.”
On her acting skills: “I have no acting technique. And there’s nothing more boring than actors sitting around talking about acting.”
On working with directors: “I’m always asking those guys to tell me what they want. The same with George Clooney. ‘Name it for me,’ I tell him, ‘and I’ll do it.’”
On behind the scenes with the cast of the Ocean’s movies: “Those boys! I was the only girl there. One day George Clooney put these giant potted trees in front of my door so that I couldn’t get out to work. I pride myself on being punctual! You didn’t want to leave your camera lying around, either, people were breaking into each other’s rooms, taking them, and let’s just say you didn’t want your mom picking up your photos at Walgreens! Photos of unidentifiable body parts.”
On botox/the plastic surgery trend in Hollywood: “It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story… and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”
It’s pretty boilerplate stuff. “As a mother… plastic surgery is for lesser people… I LOVE all my co-stars!!! … I’m known for being very professional on set.” It’s like shaking a Magic 8 Ball.
Let’s go to the pics:
and diamond earrings, bracelet, all, Bulgari. Her own rings.
Platinum and diamond bracelet, Bulgari. Her own rings.
Gold bangles with gemstones, from Beladora. Her own rings, snake bangles.
Well, alright. It’s still a pretty egregiously “actress-y” editorial but we have to admit that, due to the combination of her dramatic bone structure and her actor’s ability to know how to use her face, it’s pretty good as far as these things go. Grumble grimble begrudgingly grumble grumble.
[Photo Credit: elle.com]