Julia Roberts: I Have Pride In Taking Care Of My Family

Julia Roberts covers the December issue of Marie Claire and opens up about her career, social media, and family life with husband Danny Moder and their kids: nearly 9-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 6-year-old Henry.

On motherhood: “It’s about women taking care of their families and what an incredible challenge it is for a myriad of reasons, and how fixable it can be. I saw a picture of a woman with a baby on her back, just like I would be with one of my babes on my hip, cooking at the stove. Her hut is full of toxic smoke, and that child is in tremendous peril. It’s my privilege and honor to cook three meals a day for my family, and it’s a luxury on a level that I didn’t even realize, because it can be relentless for me on some days. You have pride in how you take care of your family.”

On her career: “I think the reason I’ve been able to enjoy my career is that I always knew, for some reason – even when it was about getting a job to pay your bills and stuff – I always knew that it will surface, it will come. The things that are correct for me will come to me at the time that I am interested in them and have the capacity, the understanding, to do them.”

On social media: “It’s kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can’t resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant.”

On her Oscar chances: “Listen, every actor wants to win an Oscar, full stop. It doesn’t mean you try to design things around how to accomplish that because that’s impossible. Now that I’m a grown-up person and have things of such greater value to pin my idea of joy and fullness on, if something like that were to happen again, my feeling of thrill would be defined in a completely different way.”

For more from Julia, go to Marie Claire

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Photo credit: Marie Claire

  • Laura

    That is a very unflattering photograph.

  • Thanks CBS

    Nice to see a real “star” on the site for a change!! Julia’s interviews – whether you agree with her or not — are always a bit meatier than the usual d-lister fare that’s on offer. Who cares about the quality of the photograph or what she’s wearing? Since that’s all there is to talk about where d-listers are concerned, I guess people have lowered their expectations when a real star is profiled.

    • gemma

      I’ll second that. I’m more interested in reading about & seeing actual “stars” who have accomplished something and have something of substance to say – v.s. self-promotion & other nonsense from wannabes and b,c-listers.

      Seriously, those who are constantly posting selfies, tweets, facebook updates, and who are so starved for publicity they would attend the opening of an envelope ARE NOT interesting. Make them go away!!

      • Anonymous

        Aren’t you one of the ones that rails against LeeAnn Rimes though. Interesting……….

        • gemma

          Who?? No, seriously I’m neutral on Leeann Rimes. Don’t even read the articles.

  • arabella

    I gave her credit for one thing she manged to keep her kids out the spotlight.

  • just wondering

    Why is there such a long delay before a comment appears on the site? In terms of encouraging dialogue and responses to comments, it would be more effective to have the comments appear more quickly — as more posts are added/uploaded, people will have to scroll through more pages to get to the post where they posted their comment.

    • nance

      Agree 100%. And the funny thing is, a lot of the comments that DO get through the filter are either offensive or just mean and nasty.

      • anonymous

        Wow, nice to see others have noticed this nonsense too!

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