Julia Roberts on plastic surgery: ‘At this point, I’m clinging to my good genes’

I kind of miss Julia Roberts. I miss her movies, I miss her narcissism, I miss her star quality. I wish she would… I don’t even know. Make a string of interesting films, maybe? And then promote those films in interview after “IT’S ALL ABOUT JULIA!” interview. She’s got two dramas in pre-production (The Normal Heart and August: Osage County), so we’ll have to wait until next year for another JULIA! publicity tour. But for some reason – ?? – Julia gave an interview to InStyle Magazine’s September issue, and she discussed beauty tips and plastic surgery. People are leading with her “I brush my teeth with baking soda” confession, but I think the real story might be that Julia once again denies that she’s ever been nipped and tucked:

Julia Roberts received one of her best beauty tips ever from her grandfather.

“I brush [my teeth] with baking soda,” she tells InStyle in the magazine’s September issue. “[My grandfather] would put a big heaping mound of it on his toothbrush. He had only one cavity in his entire life.”

Because the actress is so loved for that big, sparkling smile, she’s sure to take care of it.

“Sometimes that’s all I do as far as a regimen goes,” the busy mom says of tooth brushing. “Look, I’m happy if I have on moisturizer and ChapStick! When you’re dressing three people besides yourself, something has to fall away. I’ve learned to always have a big pair of dark sunglasses within arm’s reach before going out.”

When she does have time to primp, Roberts relies on a tip from the late makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin: “‘Mascara, mascara, mascara!’” she recalls, naming Lancôme’s Hypnose as a favorite. “It just makes you look like you’ve had a good nap.”

Would she ever rely on Botox or plastic surgery for the same effect? Probably not.

“I’m pro whatever works for you,” she says of such procedures. “For me, at this point, I’m clinging to my good genes and lots of hugs and kisses from my husband.”

[From People]

Ugh, I hate mascara. I used to wear it when I was in college, but nowadays I just hate mascara so much. Partly it’s because I wear contacts and I hate wearing any eye makeup. As for Julia’s comment on Botox and plastic surgery – “I’m pro whatever works for you… For me, at this point, I’m clinging to my good genes and lots of hugs and kisses from my husband.” That’s interesting. Mostly because I’ve believed for years now that Julia has had her eyes done… and maybe more. I’m glad that Julia isn’t being judgy about those who do go under the knife, but I don’t think that she’s JUST “clinging to her good genes.”

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Her face thinned out … She needs to put on a good 15-20 pounds… She look less horsey with a fuller face

    • Kimlee says:

      Her face thinning out has to do with her age not weight, she is actually heavier now then she was when she younger. I know alot of people who are in their 40′s and faces are thinner now then they were when they were younger eventhought they are heavier, so I don’t know how much weight you what her to pack on.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        The face begins to lose fat in a person’s 30s, so sagging begins and lines appear without that plumpness to buff them out. I think that’s where the term ‘pillowface’ comes from in plastics with the fillers. To me it just looks like unnatural bloat —like you’re just waiting for that transplant list to call your number and gives people squinty eyes. Pillowface says to me that I fell asleep with my face on some wrinkled fabric, which is a far better look to me than having the appearance of looking like someone inserted Ziplocs full of saline into your face unevenly.

  2. elan says:

    What a crock…she’s clearly had a boob job. Used to be flat as a pancake and now beach photos show new boobs. She’s had kids and all, it’s not like we don’t get it, but don’t LIE about what’s so obvious.

    • NYC_girl says:

      OK, as I hit 40 my boobs got bigger. I didn’t have kids and maybe I just gained more weight overall, but when I put on a good padded bra, I’m like, WTH? I was FLAT when I was younger. I don’t remember her boobs from 20 years ago but was she that flat?

      Unless a woman is really lucky with the forehead lines, a sign of botox is a smooth forehead and a kind of immobility with the eyebrows and area above during laughing/talking. I tried it twice for migraines and while I really liked how it got rid of my forehead lines, my eyebrows moved around in a weird way.

    • Kim says:

      When was she flat I just watched Mystic Pizza she had boobs then and she was only 20 years old at least a B cup

    • Samantha says:

      Her weight has fluctuated, though. For me personally, my cup size goes up if I gain so much as five to ten pounds. It all goes to my boobs. And that seems pretty normal–your size fluctuates throughout your life, contrary to popular belief.

  3. Amelia says:

    I’m going to guess there’s some subtle botox at work there, and maybe a peel of some sort. Her skin looks brilliant in the top photo, almost unaturally so, especially for a celebrity – this is the pedantic me coming out again, but I always thought living in LA without a constant stream of sun block would be hell on your skin.
    So, either that, or her make up artist is Da Vinci reincarnate.

    • Genevieve says:


      Julia Roberts is full of it. She’s only a few years older than I am, and I can promise you, I’m already looking ahead to getting a “refresher” done in a couple of years. Both my parents had eye jobs that were medically necessary because of genetic “droopy eyelids” that were so bad they were impeding their vision. Gotta love it when surgery is 100% paid for by insurance, lol. And I’m certainly not a Hollywood actress who appears on movie screens where the least little flaw is uber-obvious.

      Yeah, genetics play a lot in how you age…but it can only take you so far. I call BS on Julia, as well.

  4. mia girl says:

    Julia, you are not fooling anyone. We’ve all seen your brother as of late… those are clearly not good aging genes.

  5. islandwalker says:

    She is full of it. She has definitely had something done the last few years. Never understood her appeal.

  6. Elisabeth says:

    she’s clinging to good genes with those giant teeth


  7. Meg says:

    I think she is aging very well. I don’t care if it’s nip/tuck or good genes. It works for her pretty damn good. A lot of celebs should take a lesson from her.

  8. shannon says:

    This just makes me laugh for one reason: I remember when I was in middle school and ‘Pretty Woman’ came out, and she was all over the magazines, my mom made this comment, “I don’t think she’s going to age well, though.” Damn if my mom did’t nail it!

    Also, she’s really annoying.

  9. freya says:

    i’m sure she meant to say she’s clinging to her great plastic surgeon and botoxprovider.

  10. Marlon says:

    Kinda believe her about the Botox because she does have wrinkles unlike Nicole k and she can still move her forehead unlike bullock.

  11. patata says:

    not a fan of Julia “Meme” Roberts. Here’s a clip from Ellen’s birthday show were Julia is a surprise guest. It’s a long clip…. @9:20 is the best part


  12. Jaded says:

    She’s definitely had some ‘tox. But I have to confess she’s got the BEST eyebrows, I’d kill for brows like that.

  13. pf says:

    If she’s had work done, it’s subtle. She still looks like herself. Yeah, I’m talking about you, Nicole Kidman.

  14. Suze says:

    So glad you posted this! I was just wondering the other day whatever happened to that Roberts woman who used to be all over the place for rabbiting on about herself….

  15. Christina says:

    I’m sure she has had work done, but it’s been done well. She’s managed – so far – to avoid that scary ‘stuck in a wind tunnel’ look which every Hollywood woman over the age of 40 now has. Julia still looks like herself, and she still looks like a woman in her 40s. She’s not morphing into Priscilla Presley or Christie Brinkley as of yet.

  16. Sirsnarksalot says:

    If you want some hilarious evidence of her “work” check out that Oceans 11 (12?) movie she did. We laugh at it every time it comes on tv because she looks like she’s been punched in the mouth with her over inflated upper lip. She clearly got the filler injected too close to filming and it hadn’t settled yet. so yeah, good genes my ass.

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    I *cough cough* kind of like her. Well, I LOVE Jason Bateman; one of the most underestimated actors around.

  18. ladybert62 says:

    Good genes? well, I do not now and have never thought she was pretty. She is weird looking with that gigantic mouth and awful hair.

  19. mytwocents says:

    Nobody cares what you do Julia. We are not missing you at all

  20. Incredulous says:

    For good genes and looking after yourself, check out John Saxon. The guy is 76 now and looks a grizzled fifty-something.

  21. Jilly Bean says:

    That girl has been under the knife more than a piece of salmon at a sushi bar….. but she does look great!

  22. mystified says:

    Well it sure doesn’t look like she’s had any work done to her midsection.

    She’s got the pouchy midsection typical of a 40ish woman who doesn’t exercise.

    But maybe she’s deliberately grown a belly pouch for a role: “The Samantha Brick Story” perhaps?

  23. Ravensdaughter says:

    Julia seems honest. I kind of miss her, too. She can come back as long as she does no more features like “Eat, Love, Pray”. (We christened it “Eat, Love, Puke” in our book club-I was one of the people who refused to finish it-life is too short!)

  24. Lacie says:

    1. Obviously: eye lift. You don’t have lateral eyes that just started to turn up in the outside corners a few years ago. That’s not a thing that happened, Jules.
    2. You can fool yourself, but the rest of the world is a different story.

  25. Str8Shooter says:

    Good genes? For an equestrian, maybe!

  26. Ginger says:

    You mean the “big, sparkly smile” that splits her face in half?? Sorry, I’ve never been team Julia…I am however team Liam Neeson and that dumb biatch broke his heart. I will watch one of her movies once in a while…the last one I watched was Closer because I adore Clive Owen

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