News & Trends: With the motion picture release of Eat Pray Love hitting theaters this summer, Elle Magazine got up close and personal with the star of the film, Julia Roberts. Gracing the cover of the September issue, the leading lady speaks candidly about her family, her career, her new movie, and shares with Elle her take on today's controversial Hollywood trends.
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.
On botox/the plastic surgery trend in Hollywood: 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. I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy, and when I'm confounded. Your face tells a story... and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office.