More details are coming out from Julia Roberts’ Allure cover interview. Earlier this week, we reported on Julia’s “married life can lose its luster” comment, which a lot of commenters felt was very telling about the state of her marriage. Julia’s made some new claims in the Allure interview, one in particular that made me chuckle.
Julia claims that her “ageless beauty” can be attributed to Danny Moder’s love. In her own words, Julia says “’The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you, really.” Now, I’ve gotten into trouble for this kind of thing before (cough cough Sandra Bullock), but I swear Julia’s had some work done. I’d say several years ago she had her eyes done, at least. It’s good work too – she looks “ageless” not plastic. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a woman getting something done, but I really dislike how we’re not supposed to notice that every time Julia “goes away” to “just be a mom”, we’re not supposed to notice that she comes back look younger and younger (and tighter and tighter).
With three young children to look after and her recent return to movies, you couldn’t blame Julia Roberts for looking exhausted. But at the age of 41, the Oscar winning actress is looking years younger thanks to a combination of good genes and a healthy lifestyle.
In a stunning photoshoot for American magazine Allure, a modest Julia credits her ageless beauty to her husband Danny Moder’s love for her. Attributing her youthful appearance to her cameraman husband of six years, Julia tells the magazine: ‘The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you, really.’
‘One of my favourite things about my children right now, even Henry, who can’t say all the words… sometimes he’ll see me and go, “Ma-ma!” and throw himself on me. Or Finn says he likes my earrings. Or Hazel will say, “You look pretty, Mama,” first thing in the morning.’
‘And I realise, that’s all my husband. They’re seeing the things that he does and the way that he shares his feelings with me, and the way that I share my feelings with him. The coolest thing you can do for your children is to love each other in their presence.’
After a few years away from the movie business, Julia admits it was hard going back and was upset by one crew member’s comment on the set of Duplicity.
She said: ‘Just when you think you’re getting your s**t together, someone says, “When is your baby due?” I had Henry on my hip, and it was like, “This is my baby.” It hurt my feelings so bad. I think the second-meanest thing you can say to somebody is, “You look tired.” Why do people say that? Just tell me I look like a mom! Don’t tell me I look tired.’
From The Daily Mail
Maybe I’m just being picky, or I’m too vigilant about my hypocrisy-watch. But it’s one of my biggest peeves when actresses try to play like they’re aging so naturally, and it’s roses and butterflies with their wrinkles, when they’re really going in for regular nip-tucks. Just pull a Dolly Parton – say that you believe in getting things “plucked, sucked and tucked”.
Another interesting part of the interview is when Julia inadvertently bashes the current crop of 40-something rom-com girls (cough cough Jennifer Aniston). Julia says “I don’t believe that somebody would go to a movie and look at me and say that I have (those) problems anymore. I mean, who wants to see me twirling my hair, going, ‘Oh, I wish he loved me?’” Amen, Julia. A-freaking-men. Here’s more from the interview:
Long regarded as the queen of romantic comedies due to roles in Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and My Best Friend’s Wedding, Julia believes it’s inappropriate for women of her age to be starring in the genre. She tells Allure: ‘I don’t believe that somebody would go to a movie and look at me and say that I have (those) problems anymore. I mean, who wants to see me twirling my hair, going, “Oh, I wish he loved me?”‘
From The Daily Mail
Classic. Julia giveth and Julia taketh away. I’ll give her a lot of credit for biting the rom-com hand that fed her so successfully for all of those years, because she’s right. I’m not saying that 40-something actresses can’t or shouldn’t play romantic leads, because they should. I’m saying (and I think Julia is saying) that 40-something actresses shouldn’t be playing romantic leads in films written for 20-something characters. I would love to see more films with older romantic leads, in stories written about real adults. And so would Julia.
Photos are stills from Duplicity with Clive Owen, thanks to WENN