We knew it was coming. And here it is – Julia Roberts on the September cover of Elle Magazine. Word is that she’ll be the cover girl for 20 of Elle’s international editions too – and Julia was allegedly photographed by three different photographers. As for the American cover – this is the newstand cover (below). The subscriber’s cover is apparently a lot artsier. Anyway, the rest of the shoot is pretty decent. My favorites are the black and white pics, just because I love her styling in those photos. Not so much with the Indian garb, that doesn’t work for me. You know what else doesn’t work? The interview! People Magazine excerpted the part where Julia is going full-on rant about plastic surgery and Botox and aging. Here’s the thing: on the ‘Toxed face of it, I agree with what Julia is saying completely. But Julia is denying that she would ever let a surgeon touch her face. Is it just my imagination, or did Julia have her eyes done (at least that) a few years ago? Remember when she came out to promote Charlie Wilson’s War in 2007 and her face looked incredibly tight? Yeah. Here are some quotes from Elle’s excerpts (online here), and from People Magazine:
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.”
Julia Roberts wants to age gracefully, but there’s another reason why she’ll say no to plastic surgery – especially on her face.
“I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy and when I’m confounded,” the actress, 42, and new face of Lancome, tells Elle in its September issue. “Your face tells a story and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”
Roberts says she simply doesn’t understand why some would go to all lengths to hold onto their youth:
“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,” she says.
On her kids: “You make these people and you love them and you want them around for a thousand years,” she says about her three kids – 3-year-old Henry and 5-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel – with cameraman Danny Moder. “And you want to be there for them for a thousand years.”
On being a Hindu: The entire Roberts-Moder family, she reveals, goes to temple together to “chant and pray and celebrate. I’m definitely a practicing Hindu,” says Roberts, who grew up with a Catholic mother and Baptist father. And since in Hindu cosmology souls can be reincarnated in other bodies, where does she see herself in the next life? “Golly, I’ve been so spoiled with my friends and family in this life,” she says. “Next time I want to be just something quiet and supporting.”
Wait, she’s a practicing Hindu? My father is a Hindu. Half of my family is Hindu. Chanting and praying is nice, but it doesn’t really make you a Hindu. Hindu conversion is a little tricky, actually. It’s not like there’s really a set of rules for conversion, like there is for Judaism. My dad always joked that if you want to be a Hindu, all you have to do is be born Hindu the next time. Get it? It’s a reincarnation joke. He also says that if you want to convert, all you really have to do is say you are Hindu and maybe put up a little statue of your favorite deity – my favorite is Vishnu, although historically my family has been more into worshipping Shiva, who is cool too. I have icons of both! Oh my God, Julia and I are so alike!
Oh, look at this bitch getting kissed by Javier Bardem. GET OFF HIM SLUT.
Note: To see the rest of Julia Robert’s photoshoot, go to Elle online.