Julia Roberts: ‘I’m A Regular Soccer Mom’

Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts covers the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar U.K. and opens up about family life with husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, and their three children — 12-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel and 10-year-old son Henry.

On how marriage and motherhood changed her: “It was meeting Danny…finding my person. When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him. Everything has come from that for me.”

On what she was like when she was younger: “I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films.”

On working on several films with her husband: “There’s comfort there, but also terror, which is a good combination. Terror because the person I want to impress most is looking right at me.”

On being a regular “soccer mom” and housewife: “If I wasn’t here today, I’d be in the carpool lane ferrying my kids to school.”

On turning 50 and preferring to look ahead rather than back: “Too much thinking and pondering, it’s exhausting me. Because we’re still moving forward, aren’t we?”

On how she rarely pursues new roles: “I just wait to see what comes along, as opposed to looking for it. It makes it fun and organic…there’s an almost unfair bar that a script has to attain for me to say, ‘I’m going to drop everything for this.’ Sometimes I think, ‘I’m pretending my name is Jane and I work in a bank. That’s kinda silly – I’m a grown-up woman!”

On feeling content about what she has already achieved in her career: “Deep down, we all know you can’t stand on the top point of a pinnacle on your tiptoes, and not at some point lose your balance, or get tired, or say, ‘OK somebody else take over, I have to go to the bathroom.’ There are great things I’ve accomplished and I’d be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband. But you know what? I’ve been spoilt already.”

For more from Julia, go to Harper’s Bazaar U.K.

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